Detailed Program

2012 COMPRES Annual Meeting

Granlibakken Lodge Lake Tahoe, CA

July 09, 2012 to July 13, 2012

Monday, July 9 (Day 1):


 Arrival (PM) and reception plus dinner. No formal sessions.

4:00pm Check-in (Prefunction Area) Setup Posters (Pavilion)
6:00pm - Ice Breaker - (Garden Deck- generously supported by industry sponsors)

7:30pm - Dinner (Granhall)

8:30pm Informal Student and Post-doc Gathering (Pavilion)

Tuesday, July 10 (Day 2): 

7:30am Breakfast (Granhall)

Morning Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - James Tyburczy, Arizona State University

8:30am - Welcome and Introduction: Jay Bass/Tom Duffy(COMPRES)
Yanbin Wang(HPMPS)
8:55 History of HPMPS – Robert Liebermann with Takehiko Yagi, Murli Manghnani, Eiji Ito
9:10 Remarks by Robin Reichlin (NSF)
9:25am - Keynote - Zhicheng Jing
In-situ measurements of sound velocity of Fe-S, Fe-Si, and pure Fe liquids at high pressures
Jing Z., Wang Y, Yu T., Sakamaki T., Kono Y., Park C. (University of Chicago)
9:55 Group photo followed by coffee break (Mountain Deck)
10:25 Oral Presentations (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - Guillaume Fiquet (IMPMC Universite Pierre et Marie Curie)
  • 10:25 AM   Effect of sulfur on the sound velocity in liquid iron at high pressure
    Nishida K., Kono Y., Terasaki H., Takahashi S., Ishii M., Shimoyama Y., Higo Y., Funakoshi K., Irifune T., Ohtani E. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • 10:40 AM Sound velocity measurement of hcp-iron and iron-light-element alloys at high pressure and temperature
    Ohtani E., Shibazaki Y., Takeshi S., Kamada S., Fukui H., Mibe K., Tsutsui S., Baron A. (Tohoku University)
  • 10:55 AM Phase relations, melting and thermoelastic properties in FeS to 65 GPa and 2650 K, Reaman D., Campbell A., Fischer R., Heinz D., Prakapenka V. (University of Chicago)
  • 11:10 AM Magneto-elastic coupling in compressed Fe7C3 supports carbon in Earth’s inner core,  Chen B., Gao L., Lavina B, Dera P., Alp E., Zhao J., Li J. (University of Michigan)
  • 11:25 AM Morphological instabilities and the chemical interaction at the core-mantle boundary of the Earth, Otsuka K., Karato S. (Yale University)
  • 11:40 AM Sound Velocities of Iron Alloys in the Earth’s Core, Lin J-F, Mao J., Liu J., Alatas A., Gao L., Zhao J., Mao H. (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • 11:55 AM The impact of microstructure defects on the high pressure/high temperature phase transitions of boron nitride, Schimpf C., Schwarz M., Motylenko M., Kroke E., Rafaja D. (TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Germany)
12:10 pm - Lunch
Afternoon Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - Zhenmin Jin (China University of Geosciences)
1:30pm - Keynote - Frediric Bejina
Deformation of polyphase aggregates, forsterite+MgO, at pressures and temperatures of the Earth's upper mantle
Bejina F., Bystricky M., Ingrin J. (Université de Toulouse)
2:00pm - Oral Presentations
  • 2:00 PM Microstructural observations and elastic plastic self consistent (EPSC) modeling of plastic deformation in San Carlos Olivine, Burnley P., Cline C., Thomas S. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
  • 2:15 PM Measurement of activation volume and determination of preferred slip systems for creep of dry olivine at upper mantle pressure, Dixon N., Durham W., Suzuki A., Xu L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • 2:30 PM Deformation of forsterite and enstatite aggregates at mantle PT, Baticle J., Bystricky M. (IRAP, CNRS)
  • 2:45 PM Effect of water on olivine single crystals deformed under high pressure and high temperature, Girard J., Chen J. Raterron P., Holyoke C. (Florida International University)
  • 3:00 PM Superplasticity in hydrous melt-bearing dunite: Implications for shear localization in Earth’s upper mantle, Ohuchi T., Nishihara Y., Kawazoe T., Spengler D., Shiraishi R., Suzuki A., Kikegawa T., Ohtani E. (Ehime University)
3:15pm - Coffee Break (Mountain Deck)
3:35pm - Oral Presentations
  • 3:35 PM Petrofabric and strength of SiO2 near the quartz-coesite phase boundary, Zhang J., Shi F., Xu H., L. Wang L., Feng S., Liu W., Wang Y., Green H. (China University of Geosciences)

  • 3:50 PM Experimental novaculite deformation: diffraction data, microstructures, EPSC models and IR- and Raman spectra, Thomas S., Willenweber A., Cline C., Sas M., Pape D., Erickson B., Burnley P. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

  • 4:05 PM High P-T XRD experiments using fabricated controlled-geometry metal/oxide/metal double hot-plate samples, Pigott J., Ditmer D., Reaman D., Davis R., Panero W. (Ohio State University)

  • 4:20 PM A new 6000-ton Kawai-type multianvil apparatus and its application to synthesis of ultrahard nano-polycrystalline diamond and other novel materials,  Irifune T., Shinmei T., Isobe F., Nishiyama N., Tabata S., Tado M. (Ehime University)

4:35pm - Poster Session (with lubrication)(Pavilion)
6:30pm Dinner  (Granhall/Garden Deck)
After Dinner - Return to Posters (posters up Tues., Weds., Thurs.)

 Wednesday, July 11 (Day 3): 

7:30am - Breakfast (Granhall)


Morning Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - Tetsuo Irifune (Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University)


8:30am - Keynote- Yao Wu
Phase transformation of harzburgite at mantle transition zone conditions and its geophysical implications          
Zhang Y., Wu Y., Wang Y., Jin Z. (China University of Geosciences)

9:00 - Oral Presentations

  • 9:00 AM Aseismic deformation of dehydrating serpentinite, Gasc J., Hilairet N., Wang Y., Schubnel A. (University of Chicago)
  • 9:15 AM Volatiles and deep earthquakes,  Brown M. (University of Washington)
  • 9:30 AM The water storage capacities and the effect of water on the high pressure phase transformation boundaries of mantle minerals, Inoue T., Yang C., Suenami H., Yabuki T., Yurimoto H. (Ehime University)

9:45am - Coffee Break


10:05am - Oral Presentations

  • 10:05 AM Water in the mantle: a key to reconcile fine structures between mineral physics and seismology models, Chen J., Girard J. (Florida International University)
  • 10:20 AM Deuterium-Hydrogen exchange in olivine: Implications for point defects and electrical conductivity, Du Frane W., Tyburczy J. (Arizona State University)
  • 10:35 AM Phase relations and melt compositions in hydrous pyrolite system, Yang C., Inoue T. (Ehime University)
  • 10:50 AM Origin of the Earth's low velocity zone, Weidner D., Li L. (Stony Brook University)
  • 11:05 AM The NaCl pressure scale from simultaneous sound velocity and density measurements at high temperatures and pressures, Matsui M., Higo Y., Okamoto Y., Irifune T., Funakoshi K. (University of Hyogo)
  • 11:20 AM Resistively-heated diamond-anvil cell to temperatures greater than 1300, Du Z., Miyagi L., Amulele G., Lee K. (Yale University)
  • 11:35 AM Correlation between structure and electron spin state of earth's interiors under high pressure (degeneracy, hybridization, high-low spin transition, Jahn-Teller transition), Yamanaka T., Kyono A., Meng Y., Kharlamova S., Struzhkin VV., Mao H-K, Hemley R. (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
  • 11:50 AM Equation of state and ultrasonic measurement of MgSiO3 akimotoite at high pressures, Zhou C., Nishiyama N., Irifune T., Greaux S., Higo Y., Funakoshi K. (Ehime University)

12:00 Lunch

  Afternoon Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - Andrew Campbell (University of Chicago)

COMPRES Overview/Status - Jay Bass/Tom Duffy



  • 2:00 PM COMPRES Facility Report: Developments at Beamline 12.2.2 at the Advanced Light Source, Chen B., Yan J., Knight J., Clark S., MacDowell A., Williams Q. (ALS/UC Santa Cruz)
  • 2:15 PM Infrared Diamond Anvil Cell Facility (IR-DAC) at National Synchrotron Light Source,  Liu Z., Hemley R. (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
  • 2:30 PM The Diamond Anvil Cell X-ray Facilities (X17-DAC) at NSLS, Chen Z., Hong X., Duffy T.,Sengupta A., Ehm L., Weidner D. (Stony Brook University)
  • 2:45 PM Multi-anvil High Pressure Facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source, Weidner D., Vaughan M. (Stony Brook University)
  • 3:00 PM X-ray Powder Diffraction Facility at NSLS-II, Ghose S., Dooryhee E. (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

3:15pm - Coffee Break 

3:35pm non-COMPRES Facilities Talks
Session Chair - Yanbin Wang (University of Chicago) 


  • 3:35 PM Diamond Anvil Cell Facilities at GSECARS, Prakapenka V., Dera P., Tkachev S., Zhuravlev K., Rivers M., Sutton S. (University of Chicago)
  • 3:47 PM Earth and Planetary science at the high pressure beamline ID27, ESRF, Garbarino G., Petitgirard S., Salamat A., Alvarez Murga M., Bauchau S., Bouvier P., Mezouar (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)
  • 3:59 PM Recent progresses in high-pressure research with diamond-anvil cell at SPring-8, Hirao N., Ohishi Y. Hirao N., Ohishi Y. (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute)
  • 4:11 PM HPCAT: an integrated high pressure synchrotron facility, Shen G. (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
  • 4:23 PM Large-volume high pressure facilities at GSECARS, Wang Y., Rivers M., Sutton S., Yu T., Jing Z., Gasc J., Hilairet N., Nishiyama N., Sakamaki T. (University of Chicago)
  • 4:35 PM Recent topics using a Kawai-type large volume press at SPring-8/BL04B1, Kunimoto T., Funakoshi K., Higo Y., Irifune T. (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute)
  • 4:47 PM The Large Volume Press Beamline at the extension of PETRA III using high energy X-rays, Nishiyama N., Katsura T., Drube W., Weckert E., Liemann H. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)
  • 4:59 PM Pearl @ISIS, Tucker M., Marshall W. (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
  • 5:11 PM New High-Pressure Neutron Beamline PLANET in J-PARC, Hattori T., Sano-Furukawa A., Arima H., Utsumi W., Katayama Y., Nagai T., Inoue, T., Kagi H., T. Yagi T. (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • 5:23 PM Recent advances in high pressure neutron scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tulk C., dos Santos A., Molaison J., Pradhan N., Klug D., Guthrie M., Machida S. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • 5:35 PM Introduction of SSRF and the development of high pressure techniques at SSRF, Yang K., Jiang S., He Y., Li A., Yu X. (Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics)


6:30pm Dinner (Granhall/Garden Deck)


Thursday, July 12 (Day 4)

Morning Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - Eiji Ohtani (Tohoku University)


8:30am - Keynote - Carmen Sanchez-Valle

 The density of dry and hydrous silicate melts in the upper mantle                 
Sanchez-Valle C., Malfait W., Seifert R., Petitgirard S., Perrillat J., Mezouar M.
(Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich)


9:00am - Oral Presentations

  • 9:00 AM Lithium amidoborane at high pressure up to 19 GPa in diamond anvil cell, Najiba S., Chen J. (Florida International University)
  • 9:15 AM The time-dependent volume relaxation in vitreous silica characterized by Gigahertz ultrasonic interferometry, Clark A., Jacobsen S., Sen S., Lesher C. (University of California Davis)
  • 9:30 AM Cation distribution in Fe3+ bearing (Mg,Fe)SiO3 perovskite determined using single-crystal X-ray refinements and the synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy, Sinmyo R., Dubrovinsky L., McCammon C., Bykova E., Glazyrin K., Kupenko I., Potapkin V., Chumakov A., Smirnov G., Ruffer R. (Universitaet Bayreuth)


9:45am - Coffee Break


10:05 - Oral Presentations


  •  10:05 AM Ferrous iron partitioning between magnesium silicate perovskite and ferropericlase, Nakajima Y., Frost D., Rubie D. (Universität Bayreuth)
  • 10:20 AM Perovskite-post-perovskite transformations in transition metal fluorides and oxides, Akaogi M., Shirako Y., Yusa H., Kojitani H., Yamaura K.  (Gakushuin University)
  • 10:35 AM New development of spin transition problems of iron in lower mantle minerals, Fujino K., Nishio-Hamane D., Nagai T., Seto Y., Kuwayama Y., Whitaker M., Ohfuji H., Shinmei T., Irifune T. (Ehime University)
  • 10:50 AM Self-diffusion coefficients of the mantle minerals, Katsura T., Fei H., Yamazaki D., Xu J., Shatskiy A., Hegoda C., Chakraborty S., Dohmen R., Yurimoto H., Wiedenbeck M. (University of Bayreuth)
  • 11:05 AM High pressure study of transition metal monoxides using the Kawai-type apparatus with sintered diamond cubes, Ito E., Yamazaki D., Yoshino T., Shan S., Guo X., Kunimoto T., Higo Y., Funakoshi K. (Okayama University)
  • 11:20 AM Fe4O5 a new high-pressure iron oxide,  Lavina B., Dera P., Kim E., Meng Y., Downs R., Weck P., Sutton S., Zhao Y., Alp E. (University of Nevada)
  • 11:35 AM Pressure-induced metallization in FeO with rocksalt-type structure, Ohta,K., Cohen R.E., Haule K., Shimizu K., Ohishi Y. (Osaka University)
  • 11:50 AM Experimental study on the martensite-like phase transition mechanism of graphite to hexagonal diamond, Ohfuji H., Takeuchi H. (Ehime University)


12:05 - Lunch


Afternoon Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - James Tyburczy (Arizona State University)



COMPRES Ovewrview of Infrastructure Development - Pamela Burnley, InfraDev Comm. Chair



COMPRES E&O Overview - Pamela Burnley (Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas)



COMPRES Business Meeting and Elections
Jay Bass/Tom Duffy



Breakout Sessions (Bay Room) and Free Time

6:30pm - Banquet Dinner (Granhall)

Friday, July 13 (Day 5):

Morning Session (Mountain Lake Room)
Session Chair - Tomoo Katsura (University of Bayreuth)


8:30am - Keynote - Takeshi Sakai

Equation of state of Fe-Ni alloy at multi-megabar pressure           
   Sakai T., Ohtani E., Hirao N. (Tohoku University)


9:00am Oral Presentations

  •  9:00 AM The iron alloys of the Earth’s core, Caracas R., Verstraete M., Calderon A., Labrosse S., Hernlund J., Gomi H., Ohta K., Hirose K. (CNRS - Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)
  •  9:15 AM Equations of state and phase diagrams of iron-silicon alloys,  Fischer R., Campbell A., Reaman D., Dera P., Prakapenka V. (University of Chicago)
  • 9:30 AM Thermoelasticity of hcp-Fe to 1.7 Mbar, Murphy C., Jackson J., Sturhahn W., Chen B. (California Institute of Technology)


9:45am - Coffee Break


10:05am - Oral Presentations

  • 10:05 AM Effect of hydrogen on melting temperature of iron at high pressure and hydrogen partitioning between FeHx and hydrous mantle minerals, Imai T., Takahashi E., Higo Y., Funakoshi K. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • 10:20 AM Single-crystal elasticity and structural behavior of MgSiO3 perovskite at pressure of the lower mantle, Kurnosov A., Boffa-Ballaran T., Glazyrin K., Trots D., Frost D., Merlini M., Hanfland M. (Universitaet Bayreuth)
  • 10:35 AM Thermal equation of state of stishovite and CaSiO3 perovskite up mid-lower mantle condition, Wang F., Tange Y., Irifune T., Funakoshi K. (Ehime University)
  • 10:50 AM Compressibility and thermal expansion studies of hydrous Fo100 wadsleyite,  Ye Y., Smyth J., Dera P., Frost D. (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • 11:05 AM Elasticity, local site-symmetry, and atomic dynamics of iron-bearing enstatite at high pressure, Zhang D, Jackson J., Chen B., Sturhahn W., Zhao J., Yan J., Caracas R. (California Institute of Technology)
  • 11:20 AM Single crystal elasticity of natural garnet at high pressures and room temperature by Brillouin scattering,  Kamada S., Zhang J., Bass J. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

11:35am - Lunch


Optional Field Trip Afternoon to Smartville Ophiolite (take lunch with)

See you next year!