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Water Surprises Again: Light Refraction and Absorption Under Pressure 27 May 2014 Feature

Water is a key constituent of Earth’s crust and mantle. Its electronic properties at high…

Spin Transition in Deep-Mantle Ferromagnesite 15 January 2014 Feature

Carbonates, such as magnesite, calcite, and dolomite, are important potential deep-carbon carriers…

Scientists Discover Quick Recipe for Producing Hydrogen 6 December 2013 Feature

Water + rock + aluminum oxide + extreme pressure, heat = quick, copious H2; could one day power…

Aluminum Catalyzes Serpentinization that Fuels Deep Life 5 December 2013 Feature

Geologic hydrogen production has long been thought to fuel deep ecosystems. Hydrogen-producing…

Partial serpentinization of olivine
DCO News Release December 2013 30 November 2013 Feature

Water + rock + aluminum oxide + extreme pressure, heat = quick, copious H2; could one day power…

Work Begins on Next Generation Sample Preparation Instrument 12 November 2013 Feature

Designing and developing novel instrumentation is a foundational part of the Deep Carbon…

Methane Reactivity in Deep Earth, Neptune, and Uranus 16 September 2013 Feature

Under the high temperature and pressure conditions of Earth’s mantle, molecules don’t behave as…

Ferromagnesite as a Deep Mantle Carbon Host 13 February 2013 Feature

Carbonates (e.g., MgCO3, CaCO3) have been proposed as potential host materials for carbon in Earth’…

Dolomite's Role in the Deep Mantle 13 February 2013 Feature

Understanding the deep mantle’s role in the global carbon cycle requires measurements of the high…

Two Groups Solve the Structure of Polymeric Carbon Dioxide 15 February 2012 Feature

Under conditions of high pressure and temperature (about 35 GPa at 1500 K), carbon dioxide (CO2)…

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