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Zhang, Jin Associate Professor


I am high pressure-temperature mineral physicist. My research focuses on the structures, composition, and dynamics of the Earth and other planets through high pressure (P)-temperature (T) experiments. My primary research tool is Brillouin spectroscopy for in situ sound velocity measurements of Earth and planetary materials, which are essential for interpreting various geophysical/geochemical observations in the planetary interiors. My ultimate goal is to establish a 3D mineralogical model of the Earth from the core to the surface. I am also interested in other petrology and volcanology problems, such as magma viscosity and volatile storage and transport in the deep Earth. I have minor interest in material sciences as well.

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