Visit to the Mineral Physics Institute (MPI) at Stony Brook University


Haijing Meng spent three months at the Mineral Physics Institute. It was founded in 1989 and has since served as the launching pad for the Center for High-Pressure Research (CHiPR), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. They have the world-famous high-pressure laboratories.

During the visit, Haijing Meng got the opportunity to access the synchrotron X-ray diffraction, which is a superpower tool in structure determination, allowing for tiny samples to be studied due to high flux. The MPI has developed its own specific X-ray beamline in Brookhaven National Laboratories to match the high-pressure cells specifically. Besides, this visit also broadens her horizon not only in the high-pressure field but also rich her knowledge in the Earth area. The visit allowed Haijing Meng to know how to measure the sound velocity of mantle minerals in multi-anvil apparatus at high pressure and high temperature and to further investigate the interior of the Earth.


Haijing Meng


23 Jun.-26 Sep. 2019


Stony Brook University, New York

This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 666295.