Chemistry of the Earth’s interior, measurements of the sound velocities and elastic properties of solids and fluids by Brillouin spectroscopy and inelastic X-ray scattering, Raman scattering, diamond-anvil high-pressure research, laser heating, equations-of-state of minerals and high-pressure phases, phase transitions, shock wave studies of core materials; phase equilibrium studies at high P&T, crystal structure analyses by XRD; point defect chemistry, ceramic engineering, high temperature fracture toughening, properties of ferroelectrics and “smart” or “adaptive” materials, the structural states of amorphous materials, polyamorphism, high-temperature viscoelastic properties.
- Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1982
- GEOL 553: Chemistry of Earth's Interior
Zhang, J. S., Bass, J. D., & Schmandt, B. (Accepted/In press). The Elastic Anisotropy Change Near the 410-km Discontinuity: Predictions From Single-Crystal Elasticity Measurements of Olivine and Wadsleyite. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB015339
Dragic, P. D., Pamato, M. G., Iordache, V., Bass, J. D., Kucera, C. J., Jones, M., Hawkins, T. W., & Ballato, J. (2016). Athermal distributed Brillouin sensors utilizing all-glass optical fibers fabricated from rare earth garnets: LuAG. New Journal of Physics, 18(1), . https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/18/1/015004
Zhang, J. S., & Bass, J. D. (2016). Single-crystal elasticity of natural Fe-bearing orthoenstatite across a high-pressure phase transition. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(16), 8473-8481. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069963
Zhang, J. S., & Bass, J. D. (2016). Sound velocities of olivine at high pressures and temperatures and the composition of Earth's upper mantle. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(18), 9611-9618. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069949
Bass, J. D., & Zhang, J. S. (2015). Theory and Practice: Techniques for Measuring High-P-T Elasticity. In Mineral Physics (Vol. 2, pp. 293-312). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53802-4.00037-3