Pressure dependence of melting temperature of iron at the earth's core conditions

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A semi-empirical relation to compute the pressure dependence of the melting temperature, Tm(P), is derived in terms of the bulk modulus, Grüneisen parameter, and their first derivative with pressure. It is used to compute Tm(P) for iron for pressures ranging up to 350 GPa at conditions relevant to the Earth's core. The computed results are in excellent agreement with the values obtained from first principle calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-401
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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