A Technique for Measuring the Single Crystal Elastic Properties of High Pressure Phases

  • D. J. Weidner
  • M. T. Vaughan


Elastic constants are among the most fundamental of physical properties. They constitute the stress-strain equation of state, are direct measures of the interatomic force systems, and for the earth, are directly comparable with in situ measurements of acoustic velocities. It is therefore important to measure these properties for high pressure polymorphs of common crustal and upper mantle minerals.


Elastic Constant High Pressure Phase Acoustic Velocity Scattered Photon Index Match 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Weidner
    • 1
  • M. T. Vaughan
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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