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  • Zhu, F. †, J. Liu, X. Lai, Y. Xiao, V. Prakapenka, W. Bi, E. E. Alp, P. Dera, B. Chen, J. Li. Synthesis, elasticity and spin state of an intermediate MgSiO3-FeAlO3 bridgmanite: Implications for iron in Earth’s lower mantle. under review

Peer-reviewed publications

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  • [36] Liu, Y., Li, H., Lai, X., Zhu, F., Rapp, R.P., Chen, B. (2020) Casting octahedra for reproducible multi-anvil experiments by 3D-printed molds. Minerals, 10(1), 4;


  • [35] Lai, X.*, Zhu, F., Liu, Y., Bi, W., Zhao, J., Alp, E.E., Hu, M.Y., Zhang, D., Tkachev, S., Manghnani, M.H., Prakapenka, V.B., Chen, B. (2019). Elastic and magnetic properties of Fe3P up to core pressures: Phosphorus in the Earth’s core. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 115974.
  • [34] Wang, J., Chen, B., Williams, Q., & Manghnani, M. H. (2019). Short- and Intermediate-Range Structure and Dynamics of Fe-Ni-C Liquid Under Compression. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7, 258.
  • [33] Chen, B., Wang, J. 2019. Structure and Properties of Liquid Fe-C Alloys at High Pressures by Experiments and First-Principles Calculations, in press
  • [32] Li, J., B. Chen, M. Mookherjee, G. Morard. Carbon versus other light elements in the core, in press
  • [31] Zhang, J.S., M. Hao, Z. Ren, B. Chen (2019). The extreme acoustic anisotropy and fast sound velocities of cubic high-pressure ice polymorphs at Mbar pressure. Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 191903
  • [30] Liu, J., Wang, W., Yang, H., Wu, Z., Hu, M.Y., Zhao, J., Bi, W., Alp, E.E., Dauphas, N., Liang, W., Chen, B., Lin, J.-F. (2019) Carbon isotopic signatures of super-deep diamonds mediated by iron redox chemistry. Geochem. Persp. Lett. 10, 51–55.
  • [29] Zhu, F., Li, J., Liu, J., Lai, X., Chen, B., & Meng, Y. (2019). Kinetic control on the depth distribution of superdeep diamonds. Geophy. Res. Lett., 46(4): 1984–1992


  • [28] Lai, X., Zhu, F., Liu, J., Zhang, D., Hu, Y., Finkelstein, G.J., Dera, P., Chen, B., 2018. The high-pressure anisotropic thermoelastic properties of a potential inner core carbon-bearing phase, Fe7C3, by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Am. Mineral. 103, 1568–1574.
  • [27] Chen, B., X. Lai, J. Li, J. Liu, J. Zhao, W. Bi, E. Ercan Alp, M. Y. Hu, and Y. Xiao (2018), Experimental constraints on the sound velocities of cementite Fe3C to core pressures, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 494, 164–171, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.002.
  • [26] Ding, X., D. E. Harlov, B. Chen, and W. Sun (2018) Fluids, Metals, and Mineral/Ore Deposits, Geofluids, vol. 2018, 1452409, doi:10.1155/2018/1452409.


  • [25] Lai, X.#, B. Chen, J. Wang, Y. Kono, and F. Zhu. Polyamorphic transformation in Fe-Ni-C liquids: Implications for chemical evolution of terrestrial planets, J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth, 122, 9745–9754, doi:10.1002/2017JB014835
  • [24] Pei, C., M. Feng, Z. Yang, M. Yao, Y. Yuan, X. Li, B. Hu, M. Shen, B. Chen, B. Sundqvist, and L. Wang (2017) Quasi 3D polymerization in C60 bilayers in a fullerene solvate, Carbon, 124, 499-505, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.09.010.


  • [23] Chen, B. and J. Li. Carbon in the core (2016) In R. Fischer and H. Terasaki (Eds.): Deep Earth-Physics and Chemistry of the Lower Mantle and Core, AGU/Wiley publishing, 277-288.


  • [22] Chen, B., D. Zhang, J. Liu, M. Y. Hu, J. Zhao, W. Bi, E. E. Alp, Y. Xiao, P. Chow, and J. Li (2014), Hidden carbon in Earth's inner core revealed by shear softening in dense Fe7C3, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 111(50), 17755-17758, doi:10.1073/pnas.1411154111.


  • [21] Zhang, D., J. M. Jackson, B. Chen, W. Sturhahn, J. Zhao, J. Yan, and R. Caracas (2013) Elasticity and lattice dynamics of enstatite at high pressure, J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth, 118(8), 4071-4082, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50303.
  • [20] Chen, B., L. Gao, B. Lavina, P. Dera, E. E. Alp, J. Zhao, and J. Li (2012) Magneto-elastic coupling in compressed Fe7C3 supports carbon in Earth's inner core, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L18301, doi:10.1029/2012GL052875
  • [19] Chen, B., J. M. Jackson, W. Sturhahn, D. Zhang, J. Zhao, J. K. Wicks, and C. A. Murphy (2012) Spin crossover equation of state and sound velocities of (Mg0.65,Fe0.35)O ferropericlase up to 140 GPa, J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth, 117, B08208, doi:10.1029/2012JB009162.
  • [18] Murphy, C.A., J. M. Jackson, W. Sturhahn, and B. Chen (2011) Grüneisen parameter of hcp-Fe from the phonon density of states, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L24306, doi:10.1029/2011GL049531.
  • [17] Gao, L., B. Chen, J. Zhao, E.E. Alp, W. Sturhahn, and J. Li (2011) Effect of temperature on sound velocities of compressed Fe3C, a candidate component of the Earth's Inner Core, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 309, 213-220
  • [16] Murphy, C.A., J. M. Jackson, W. Sturhahn, and B. Chen (2011) Melting and thermal pressure of hcp-Fe determined from the phonon density of states. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 188, 114120, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2011.07.001.
  • [15] Chen, B., W.-P. Hsieh, D. G. Cahill, D. R. Trinkle, and J. Li (2011) Thermal conductivity of compressed H2O to 22 GPa: A test of the Leibfried-Schlömann equation. Phys. Rev. B, 83(13), 132301
  • [14] Hsieh, W.-P., B. Chen, J. Li, P. Keblinski, and D. G. Cahill. (2009) Pressure-tuning of the thermal conductivity of a layered crystal, muscovite. Phys. Rev. B, 80, 180302(R)
  • [13] Gao, L., B. Chen, M. Lerche, E. E. Alp, W. Sturhahn, J. Zhao, H. Yavas, and J. Li (2009) Sound velocities of compressed Fe3C from simultaneous synchrotron x-ray diffraction and nuclear resonant scattering measurements. J. Syn. Rad., 16, 714-722
  • [12] Chen, B., L. Gao, K. Leinenweber, Y. Wang, T. Sanehira, and J. Li (2008) In situ investigation of high-pressure melting behavior in the Fe-S system using synchrotron x-ray radiography. High Press. Res., 28(3): 315-326, doi:10.1080/08957950802318883.
  • [11] Gao, L., B. Chen, J. Wang, E. E. Alp, J. Zhao, M. Lerche, W. Sturhahn, H. P. Scott, F. Huang, Y. Ding, S. V. Sinogeikin, C. Lundstrom, J. D. Bass, and J. Li (2008), Pressure-induced magnetic transition and sound velocities of Fe3C: Implications for carbon in the Earth's inner core. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L17306, doi:10.1029/2008GL034817
  • [10] Chen, B., J. Li, and S. A. Hauck II (2008) Non-ideal liquidus curve in the Fe-S system and Mercury's snowing core. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35: L07201, doi:10.1029/2008GL033311
  • [9] Lakshtanov, D. L., S. V. Sinogeikin, K. D. Litasov, V. B. Prakapenka, H. Hellwig, J. Wang, C. Sanches-Valle, J.-P. Perrillat, B. Chen, M. Somayazulu, J. Li, E. Ohtani, and J. D. Bass (2007) The post-stishovite phase transition in hydrous alumina-bearing SiO2 in the lower mantle of the Earth. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA., 104, 13588-13590, doi:10.1073/pnas.0706113104
  • [8] Chen, B., L. Gao, K.-I. Funakoshi, and J. Li (2007), Thermal expansion of iron-rich alloys and implications for the Earth's core, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 104(22), 9162-9167, doi:10.1073/pnas.0610474104.
  • [7] Zhao, Z.-F., B. Chen, Y.-F. Zheng, R.-X. CHEN, and Y.-B. WU (2007), Mineral oxygen isotope and hydroxyl content changes in ultrahigh-pressure eclogite-gneiss contacts from Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling Project cores, J. Metamorph. Geol., 25(2), 165-186, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2007.00693.x.
  • [6] Chen, R.-X., Y.-F. Zheng, B. Gong, Z.-F. Zhao, T.-S. Gao, B. Chen, and Y.-B. Wu (2007), Origin of retrograde fluid in ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks: Constraints from mineral hydrogen isotope and water content changes in eclogite-gneiss transitions in the Sulu orogen, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(9), 2299-2325, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2007.02.012.
  • [5] Chen, R.-X., Y.-F. Zheng, B. Gong, Z.-F. Zhao, T.-S. Gao, B. Chen, and Y.-B. Wu (2007), Oxygen isotope geochemistry of ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks from 200-4000 m core samples of the Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling, Chemical Geology, 242(1-2), 51-75, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.03.008.
  • [4] Zhao, Z.-F., Y.-F. Zheng, T. S. Gao, Y.-B. Wu, B. Chen, F. K. Chen, and F. Y. Wu (2006), Isotopic constraints on age and duration of fluid-assisted high-pressure eclogite-facies recrystallization during exhumation of deeply subducted continental crust in the Sulu orogen, J Metamorph Geol, 24(8), 687-702, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2006.00662.x.
  • [3] Zhao, Z.-F., Y.-F. Zheng, B. Chen, and Y.-B. Wu (2005) A geochemical study of element and Sr-Nd isotopes for eclogite and gneiss from CCSD core 734 to 933m. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 21(2), 325-338 (in Chinese with English abstract)
  • [2] Chen, B., Y.-F. Zheng, and Y.-B. Wu (2004) A study of oxygen isotopes and hydroxyl content in minerals of UHP metamorphic rocks from CCSD core 734 to 933 m. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 20(5), 1116-1132 (in Chinese with English abstract)
  • [1] Hui, H.-J., B. Chen, Y.-F. Zheng, and Z.-F. Zhao (2002) Models of oxygen isotope transport in the process of fluid-rock interactions. Earth Science Frontiers, 9(4), 431-439 (in Chinese with English abstract)

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  • [1] Chen, S., Chen, B. (2019). Practices, Challenges, and Prospects of Big Data Curation: A Case Study in Geoscience. International Journal of Digital Curation, 14(1), 275–291.