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  Information - GMPV13 Phase transitions in mineralogical systems: from theory to experimental and natural observations

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Phase transformations in minerals provide fundamental information about the geodynamical and geophysical processes in which minerals were involved. Phase transitions are also important physical and chemical phenomena whereby the complexity of some mineral phases allows the systematic of order parameter couplings, complex strain relaxations and other features which do not exist in 'simple' systems. In this session we are interested in the discussion of recent progress in a wide field from computer simulations, the evolution of microstructures and surface relaxations, non-linear elastic behaviour to various experimental observations. Experimental techniques include X-ray and neutron diffraction, optical/IR/Raman/NMR/Mossbauer spectroscopy, Brillouin scattering, and various ways to measure elastic response functions. Contributions to theoretical frameworks for the understanding of experimental observations and computer simulations are most welcome.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Prof. Charles T. Prewitt, University of Arizona (USA): "Crystallography of Mineral Phase Transitions."
Prof. Wolfgang W. Schmahl, LMU Munich (Germany): "Martensitic Phase Transitions and Shape Memory".
Prof. Wilfried Schranz, Universitaet Wien (Austria): "Application of Landau Theory to High Pressure Phase Transitions".
Dr. Richard Harrison, University of Cambridge (UK): "Direct observation of the interaction between elastic and magnetic domain walls below the Verwey transition in magnetite using electron holography"


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