Prof. Surendra Saxena visited HPSTAR
Prof. Surendra Saxena from Florida International University visited HPSTAR on Aug. 4, 2016.
Prof. Surendra Saxena is the author of 410 papers and 6 books in the field of Earth and Planetary Science, High-pressure Physics and Materials Science. Editor of several volumes of Advances in Physical Geochemistry and other books. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1994. (The academy is the home of several committees which award many prestigious prizes, including the Nobel prize. La Laurea Ad Honorem in Scienze Geologiche, Padova University, Italy, 2001.
He proposed several topics to explore possible collaboration with HPSTAR.
1. Entropy and thermodynamic database of Fe-O-H (including FeO2, FeH2, FeH3, FeOOH) at the CMB Standard condition thermodynamic data on phases are available but would require high PVT data and EOS modeling. Phases that occur only at high pressure will require computed enthalpy-entropy data and EOS.
2. China-Sweden net working proposal ( if anyone interested)
The Swedish government agency VR (vetenskaps roedet) receives energy proposals for long time net working from Chinese scientists.
4. Thermodynamic equilibrium calculations relevant to earth and development of high pressure thermodynamic database: proposals for course and resource
"There is a lot of work that needs to be done on high pressure mineralogical thermodynamic data before we can establish an earth reference model", said prof. Saxena. "I would like to seek a collaboration from our colleagues and a course in high pressure FACTSage can be designed", he added.