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EPSL

The Earth and Planetary Science Laboratory belongs to the Institute of Physics (IPHYS) of the EPFL. It works to apply the techniques of physics and chemistry to the behavior of Earth and planetary materials in order to understand processes of planetary surfaces, mantles and cores.

The Laboratory research focus spans many fields, some examples are given below.

Clathrate hydrates under planetary conditions

www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01167-2

by Umbertoluca Ranieri et al.

Nature Communications, 2017

Physical properties of mantle materials

www.pnas.org/content/113/40/11127.abstract

by Hélène Piet et al.

PNAS, 2016

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X12006073

by Susannah M. Dorfman et al.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2013

Planetary ices

www.nature.com/articles/srep32040

by Stefan Klotz, Livia E. Bove et al.

Nature – Scientific Reports, 2016

www.pnas.org/content/112/27/8216.abstract

by Livia E. Bove et al.

PNAS, 2015

Earth’s core composition

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v536/n7616/full/nature18594.html

by James Badro et al.

Nature, 2016

www.pnas.org/content/112/40/12310.abstract

by James Badro et al.

PNAS, 2015

Remote sensing of planetary bodies

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v511/n7509/abs/nature13499.html

by Harold Clenet et al.

Nature, 2014

Shock processes in meteorites

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X09007389

by Tristan Ferroir, Philippe Gillet et al.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2010

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v435/n7045/full/nature03616.html

by Pierre Beck, Philippe Gillet et al.

Nature, 2005

Plate tectonics

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X12003172

by Elodie Amiguet et al.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2012