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Chen Gu, Krystle Catalli, Brent Grocholski, Lili Gao, Ercan Alp, Paul Chow, Yuming Xiao, Hyunchae Cynn, William J. Evans and Sang-Heon Shim Electronic structure of iron in magnesium silicate glasses at high pressure Geophysical Research Letters 39

Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012GL053950

Key Points

  • Iron in disordered silicate systems undergoes a gradual spin transition
  • Iron never reaches a low spin state at mantle pressures in disordered systems
  • Iron may not induce a sharp change in the properties of mantle melts

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