The Earth's Core: An Approach from First Principles

  1. R.S.J. Sparks and
  2. C.J. Hawkesworth
  1. G. David Price1,
  2. D. Alfè1,
  3. L. Vočadlo1 and
  4. M. J. Gillan2

Published Online: 2 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/150GM02

The State of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges in Geophysics

The State of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges in Geophysics

How to Cite

Price, G. D., Alfè, D., Vočadlo, L. and Gillan, M. J. (2004) The Earth's Core: An Approach from First Principles, in The State of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges in Geophysics (eds R.S.J. Sparks and C.J. Hawkesworth), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/150GM02

Author Information

  1. 1

    Research School of Earth Sciences, Birkbeck and University College London, Uk

  2. 2

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Uk

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904153

Online ISBN: 9781118666012

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Keywords:

  • Geophysics—Research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Quantum Mechanical Simulations

  • Properties of FE Under Core Conditions

  • The Composition and Temperature of the Core

  • Possible Structure of the Inner Core

  • Conclusion