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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Basalt Sample

Caption: This shows thin slices of basalt with a diameter of just a fraction of a millimeter were subjected to high pressure in a diamond anvil cell. This sample has been molten and subsequently probed with X-rays three times.

Credit: Chrystèle Sanloup, University of Edinburgh

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