Rheology is the key factor to understand dynamic processes and behavior of magma rising through volcanic conduit and lava emplacement on Earth or other terrestrial planets. Today we can monitor the evolution of magma and volcanic mixtures by...Read more
Need an equation of state for a stiff anisotropic mineral?
In his latest manuscript Gabriele show us how to determine the thermo-elastic behaviour of rutile combining X-ray diffraction data at highP and high T together with direct elastic measurements. The manuscript then presents a series of...Read more
Equations of State of stiff anisotropic minerals: The example of rutile
Gabriele Zaffiro, in his new manuscript presents an assessment of the thermo-elastic behaviour of rutile based on X-ray diffraction data and direct elastic measurements available in literature. Gabriele’s results confirm that the...Read more
Elastic geobarometry using zircons
In her latest study Claudia Stangarone carried out ab initio hybrid Hartree-Fock/Density Functional Theory simulations to determine the structure and vibrational modes of zircon, ZrSiO4, as a function of different applied strains. In her...Read more
Magnesiochromite inclusions in diamonds: what do they tell us?
In this new nice chapter of the saga of the orientation of inclusions in diamonds Paolo Nimis proposes the mechanical interaction between euhedral crystals in a fluid-rich environment as the most likely mechanism to produce the observed...Read more
New insights into the zircon-reidite phase transition
Shock in meteorite impacts may transform zircon (ZrSiO4) into a denser polymorph, reidite, but the mechanism and significance of this transformation has been obscured by discrepancies between observations on natural and experimental samples. In...Read more
Join the PetroChro-19 workshop: Melting, modelling, dating the crust
This short course, organized by Silvio Ferrero and Pierre Lanari aims to offer to PhD students and early carrier scientists working in the fields of metamorphic petrology, petrochronology and geochemistry a detailed overview of the most recent...Read more
International Diamond School 2018
We are pleased to announce the fourth international diamond school, which will be held in Bressanone (Italy) between January 29th and February 2nd 2018. The school will provide a general overview of the recent advances in diamond research. In...Read more
Diamond special issue is out!!!
To mark the occasion of the second International Diamond School (IDS) held in January 2015 at Bressanone (Italy), it is appropriate to publish a special issue of Lithos on diamond research entitled “The nature of diamonds and their use in Earth’s...Read more