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The Orson Anderson Era of Mineral Physics at Lamont in the 1960s

Version 1 : Received: 22 March 2019 / Approved: 29 March 2019 / Online: 29 March 2019 (07:54:57 CET)

How to cite: Liebermann, R.C. The Orson Anderson Era of Mineral Physics at Lamont in the 1960s. Preprints 2019, 2019030272 Liebermann, R.C. The Orson Anderson Era of Mineral Physics at Lamont in the 1960s. Preprints 2019, 2019030272

Abstract

From 1964 to the early 1970s, Orson Anderson led a research program at the Lamont Geological Observatory in the newly-emerging field of “mineral physics”. In collaboration with colleagues Edward Schreiber and Naohiro Soga, Orson exploited the techniques of physical acoustics to study the behavior of the sound velocities of minerals at elevated pressures and temperatures. This research program also included semi-empirical studies of relationships between the bulk modulus and the molar volume of solids and the use of lattice dynamics to calculate the elastic moduli of cubic structures as a function of pressure to predict instabilities, as well as theoretical investigations of the Lagrangian vs. Eulerian formulations of finite strain equations of state.

Subject Areas

mineral physics; ultrasonic interferometry; resonant ultrasound spectroscopy; law of corresponding states; equations-of-state; Columbia University; American Geophysical Union

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