News tagged with mineral physics

Can we accurately model fluid flow in shale?

(Phys.org)—Given that over 20 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, a third of the United States' total reserves, are thought to be trapped in shale, and given the rush to exploit shale oil and gas resources ...

Jan 04, 2013
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Ironing out the details of the Earth's core

(PhysOrg.com) -- Identifying the composition of the earth's core is key to understanding how our planet formed and the current behavior of its interior. While it has been known for many years that iron is ...

Dec 20, 2011
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New scenery at Earth's core-mantle boundary found

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a diamond-anvil cell to recreate the high pressures deep within the earth, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have found unusual properties in an iron-rich magnesium- and ...

Sep 02, 2010
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