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Solidification of Earth's Primitive Mantle

Project description

Understanding the evolution of Earth’s mantle as it solidified

How did Earth’s early molten mantle solidify to form a tectonically and geomagnetically active planet? The ERC-funded SEPtiM project will combine experimental petrology, thermodynamical modelling and geodynamical simulations in a self-consistent fashion to investigate mantle crystallisation in the laboratory. It will study the crystallisation sequence of relevant silicate melts in the laboratory using a newly developed protocol in the laser-heated diamond anvil cell, determine melting relations and phase diagrams, and incorporate those in new geodynamical models. The overall goal of the project is to realistically simulate the dynamical and thermochemical evolution of Earth’s mantle as it solidified. The findings will help understand the early stages of Earth and planetary evolution.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 254 250,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2 254 250,00

Beneficiaries (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 254 250,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2 254 250,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 198 750,00
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 198 750,00