"Deep Matter and Energy" Special Issue Highlights Role of Deep Volatiles

A collection of papers on "Deep Matter and Energy" highlights the role of deep volatiles in mediating major Earth processes and spans a broad range of deep carbon science.

‘Deep Matter and Energy’ Special Issue of Engineering Published June 2019

A new open-access special issue on Deep Matter and Energy contains sixteen papers that span all four DCO Science Communities. Edited by Ho-Kwang Mao (Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China) and Chengwei Sun (China Academy of Engineering Physics, China), this special issue of Engineering “focuses on the science and technology of deep volatiles, which span the multidisciplinary boundaries of mineralogy, geophysics, geochemistry, biology, and fundamental physics and chemistry at depths ranging from the deep ocean to the Earth’s core, under the common theme of the high-pressure dimension.” It contains papers presented at the Deep Volatiles, Energy, and Environments Summit, which was co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and DCO on 13–14 March 2018 at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) in Shanghai, China. The summit, organized by HPSTAR and DCO, brought together about 170 scientists from nine nations.

Click on the titles below to access the papers.

Editorial for the Special Issue on Deep Matter & Energy Ho-Kwang Mao, Chengwei Sun
Deep Volatiles as the Key for Energy and Environments of the Four-Dimensional Earth System Ho-Kwang Mao, Craig M. Schiffries
The Deep Carbon Observatory: A Ten-Year Quest to Study Carbon in Earth Craig M. Schiffries, Andrea Johnson Mangum, Jennifer L. Mays, Michelle Hoon-Starr, Robert M. Hazen
New Developments in the Calorimetry of High-Temperature Materials Alexandra Navrotsky
Data-Driven Discovery in Mineralogy: Recent Advances in Data Resources, Analysis, and Visualization Robert M. Hazen, Robert T. Downs, Ahmed Eleish, Peter Fox, Olivier C. Gagné, Joshua J. Golden, Edward S. Grew, Daniel R. Hummer, Grethe Hystad, Sergey V. Krivovichev, Congrui Li, Chao Liu, Xiaogang Ma, Shaunna M. Morrison, Feifei Pan, Alexander J. Pires, Anirudh Prabhu, Jolyon Ralph, Simone E. Runyon, Hao Zhong 
Ophiolite-Hosted Diamond: A New Window for Probing Carbon Cycling in the Deep Mantle Dongyang Lian, Jingsui Yang
First-Principles Methods in the Investigation of the Chemical and Transport Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions John S. Tse
A Breakthrough in Pressure Generation by a Kawai-Type Multi-Anvil Apparatus with Tungsten Carbide Anvils Takayuki Ishii, Zhaodong Liu, Tomoo Katsura
Development of High-Pressure Multigrain X-Ray Diffraction for Exploring the Earth’s Interior Li Zhang, Hongsheng Yuan, Yue Meng, Ho-Kwang Mao
Tracing the Deep Carbon Cycle Using Metal Stable Isotopes: Opportunities and Challenges Sheng-Ao Liu, Shu-Guang Li
Theoretical Progress and Key Technologies of Onshore Ultra-Deep Oil/Gas Exploration Xusheng Guo, Dongfeng Hu, Yuping Li, Jinbao Duan, Xuefeng Zhang, Xiaojun Fan, Hua Duan, Wencheng Li
Composition of Hydrocarbons in Diamonds, Garnet, and Olivine from Diamondiferous Peridotites from the Udachnaya Pipe in Yakutia, Russia Nikolay V. Sobolev, Anatoly A. Tomilenko, Taras A. Bul'bak, Alla M. Logvinova
Applications for Nanoscale X-ray Imaging at High Pressure Wendy L. Mao, Yu Lin, Yijin Liu, Jin Liu
Carbonation of Chrysotile under Subduction Conditions Mihye Kong, Yongjae Lee  
Core Metabolic Features and Hot Origin of Bathyarchaeota Xiaoyuan Feng, Yinzhao Wang, Rahul Zubin, Fengping Wang
Structural Studies on the Cu–H System under Compression Jack Binns, Miriam Peña-Alvarez, Mary-Ellen Donnelly, Eugene Gregoryanz, Ross T. Howie, Philip Dalladay-Simpson



Header image adapted from figure 4. of "A Breakthrough in Pressure Generation by a Kawai-Type Multi-Anvil Apparatus with Tungsten Carbide Anvils," Takayuki Ishii, Zhaodong Liu, Tomoo Katsura. The image depicts cross-sections of cell assemblies in combination with tapered anvils with a TEL of 1.5 mm for room temperature and high temperatures.

Further Reading

DCO Research The PUSH for High-Pressure Microbiology

A large portion of deep-sea and subsurface organisms elude study due to the challenges posed by…

DCO Research Deep-Sea Microbes Prefer High-Pressure Lifestyles

A recent study demonstrates that deep-sea microbes prefer to maintain their high-pressure…

When Pressure Builds Too Fast, Ice Gets Stuck in ‘Glassy’ Form
DCO Research Amorphous Ice is an Experimental Side Effect of an Interrupted Crystal Transition

At high pressures and low temperature, water can form amorphous ice – a non-crystallized ‘glass-…

DCO Research New book on simulating chemistry under extreme conditions

A new book edited by Nir Goldman covers several computational approaches to simulate a range of…

Back to top