Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Home Page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HIGP/Faculty/binchen/
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University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
1680 East-West Road, POST 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
High-pressure mineral physics
Understanding physics and chemistry of Earth and planetary interiors through direct examination of material properties under high pressure-temperature conditions using a wide spectrum of techniques available in synchrotron and neutron facilities and in-house laboratories.
Understanding the deep carbon cycle in the Earth’s interior with a focus on carbon in Earth’s core.
My research takes a two-pronged approach: using the multianvil apparatus for sample syntheses and high pressure-temperature measurements on large volume samples and the diamond anvil cell for determination of elastic and acoustic properties, combining with laser, X-ray and microanalytical techniques.