Melting Curves of Iron at High Pressures
The melting curve of iron, the main constituent of the Earth’s core, plays a fundamental role in geophysics since its knowledge allows us to place a lower limit on the temperature of the outer core, which we know from seismology to be in a fluid State. Moreover, comparisons between melting curves and the adiabatic temperature distributions would make possible speculations about the thermodynamics of the core and the origin of the geomagnetic field.
KeywordsMelting Curve Melting Curf Outer Core Intermolecular Poten Interatomic Force
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