Physical, Chemical, and Transport States of the Earth’s Deep Mantle

Earth’s mantle is the most voluminous layer of the planet’s interior. Knowing the physical, chemical, and transport properties of the constitute minerals at deep-mantle pressure temperature conditions is thus of first-order importance to our understanding of the planet’s geophysics, geochemistry, and dynamics. In this special session, we are motivated in addressing a number of fundamental properties of mantle materials including, but not limited to, elasticity, phase transitions and reactions, melting, iron spin/valence transitions, element partitioning and isotope fractionation, thermal conductivity, and deformation. We aim to using these fundamental properties to address seismic observations, geodynamic processes, and geochemical/petrological models of the deep mantle. We welcome mineralogical, petrological, geochemical, and rheological contributions in high-pressure experiments and theory on thermodynamics and elasticity of mantle silicates and oxides; volatile storage and influence (carbon/water/carbonates); thermal transport and rheology in the mantle influencing heat flux and dynamics; iron spin transitions and their consequences; melts and early Earth; mantle mineralogy and geochemistry.

AIRAPT 2017 Beijing
Jung-Fu “Afu” Lin
Razvan Caracus (University of Lyon), Taku Tsuchiya (Ehime University), Zhu Mao (USTC), Wen-Pin Hsieh (Academia Sinica)

Important Dates
Aug. 19th (Sat) to 24th (Thu), 2017
(Aug. 19 to 23, 2017: Scientific Program)

Abstract Submission Opens:
Jan. 30th, 2017

Early Bird Registration Due:
Apr. 30th, 2017

Abstract Submission Due:
May 30th, 2017

Advanced Registration Due:
Aug. 10th, 2017

Manuscript Submission Due:
Aug. 23rd, 2017