I study material properties at extreme conditions to better understand the constitution and evolution of planetary interiors. My current focus is on combining theoretical ab initio calculations and synchrotron-based diamond anvil cell experiments to better constrain the distribution and cycling of hydrogen in the deep Earth.
Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
M.S. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
B.S. in Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans
R.A. Fischer, A.J. Campbell, B.A. Chidester, D.M. Reaman, E.C. Thompson, J.S. Pigott, V.B. Prakapenka, J.S. Smith. (2018) Equations of state and phase boundary for stishovite and CaCl2 SiO2. American Mineralogist, 103, 792-802. [link] [PDF]
B.A. Chidester, O.S. Pardo, R.A. Fischer, E.C. Thompson, D.L. Heinz, C. Prescher, V.B. Prakapenka, A.J. Campbell. (2018) High-pressure phase behavior and equations of state of ThO2 polymorphs. American Mineralogist, 103, 749-756. [link] [PDF]
E.C. Thompson, A.H. Davis, W. Bi, J. Zhao, E.E. Alp, D. Zhang, E. Greenberg, V.B. Prakapenka, and A.J. Campbell. (2018) High-pressure geophysical properties of fcc phase FeHX. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, 305-314. [link] [PDF]
E.C. Thompson, B.A. Chidester, R.A. Fischer, D.I. Myers, D.L. Heinz, V.B. Prakapenka, and A.J. Campbell. (2016) Equation of state of pyrite to 80 GPa and 2400 K. American Mineralogist, 101, 1046-1051. [link] [PDF]