Thread: AGU Session announcement: Thermochemical and transport properties of liquid metal alloys in the Earth’s core

Started: 2016-07-09 17:19:01
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Dear All -

Please consider submitting an abstract to this interdisciplinary session at Fall AGU Meeting, 12-16 December 2016.

V030: Thermochemical and transport properties of liquid metal alloys in the Earth’s core

Session Description: Core liquids are alloys dominantly of iron and nickel containing a mixture of ~10% of low atomic number elements that probably include H, C, N, O, S and Si. The thermochemical and transport properties of these alloys governed core formation and the present seismic structure of the outer core. The objective of this session is to bring together colleagues working on experimental, computational and observational approaches to the properties of the core in order to establish which properties are well constrained, and to outline approaches capable of advancing knowledge of the core’s evolution and its present thermochemical state. We welcome computational and seismological contributions to the session and particularly look for experimental contributions which have the potential to provide tests and constraints on computational estimates of thermochemical and transport properties.

Invited contributions from:

Zhicheng Jing, Case Western Reserve
James Badro, IPGP

Convenors: George R Helffrich, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan; Bernard J Wood, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Abstracts can be submitted at

Submission deadline is 3 August, 2016, 23:59 EDT.

George Helffrich

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