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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science D-index 52 Citations 8,741 103 World Ranking 1544 National Ranking 704

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Awards & Achievements

2000 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Mineral
  • Hydrogen
  • Thermodynamics

His primary areas of investigation include Mineralogy, Core–mantle boundary, Mantle, Geophysics and Analytical chemistry. His Mineralogy research incorporates themes from Amorphous solid, Silicate minerals, Silicon and Thermodynamics. The Core–mantle boundary study combines topics in areas such as Seismic wave, Outer core, Hotspot and Boundary layer.

His Mantle research includes themes of Basalt, Petrology and Ultramafic rock. His research integrates issues of Discontinuity and Anisotropy in his study of Geophysics. In the subject of general Analytical chemistry, his work in Raman spectroscopy is often linked to Scheelite, thereby combining diverse domains of study.

His most cited work include:

  • Seismic Evidence for Partial Melt at the Base of Earth's Mantle (468 citations)
  • The core–mantle boundary layer and deep Earth dynamics (343 citations)
  • Seismic detection of the lunar core. (309 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Quentin Williams spends much of his time researching Mineralogy, Analytical chemistry, Mantle, Infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. His Mineralogy research incorporates elements of Silicon, Silicate and Thermodynamics. His primary area of study in Analytical chemistry is in the field of Absorption spectroscopy.

His work deals with themes such as Petrology and Transition zone, which intersect with Mantle. His work carried out in the field of Infrared spectroscopy brings together such families of science as Spectral line, Phase transition, Infrared and Hydrogen bond. His research in Geophysics is mostly concerned with Core–mantle boundary.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Mineralogy (27.08%)
  • Analytical chemistry (21.88%)
  • Mantle (21.35%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Raman spectroscopy (13.54%)
  • Analytical chemistry (21.88%)
  • Mantle (21.35%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Quentin Williams focuses on Raman spectroscopy, Analytical chemistry, Mantle, Earth and Luminescence. The study incorporates disciplines such as Chemical physics, Phase transition, Infrared spectroscopy and Brillouin scattering in addition to Raman spectroscopy. Quentin Williams has included themes like Spectral line and Infrared in his Infrared spectroscopy study.

The concepts of his Analytical chemistry study are interwoven with issues in Brillouin zone and Compressibility. Within one scientific family, Quentin Williams focuses on topics pertaining to Thermal under Mantle, and may sometimes address concerns connected to Mineralogy, Inelastic scattering and Thermal conductivity. His Mineralogy study incorporates themes from Diamond anvil cell and Laser.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The Thermal Conductivity of Earth's Core: A Key Geophysical Parameter's Constraints and Uncertainties (30 citations)
  • A novel carbon bonding environment in deep mantle high-pressure dolomite (15 citations)
  • Implementation and application of the peak scaling method for temperature measurement in the laser heated diamond anvil cell (10 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Mineral
  • Hydrogen
  • Thermodynamics

Quentin Williams mainly investigates Mantle, Geochemistry, Dolomite, Petrology and Lawsonite. His Mantle study is focused on Geophysics in general. His study ties his expertise on Natural together with the subject of Petrology.

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Best Publications

Seismic Evidence for Partial Melt at the Base of Earth's Mantle

Quentin Williams;Edward J. Garnero.
Science (1996)

585 Citations

The core–mantle boundary layer and deep Earth dynamics

Thorne Lay;Quentin Williams;Edward J. Garnero.
Nature (1998)

458 Citations

The Melting Curve of Iron to 250 Gigapascals: A Constraint on the Temperature at Earth's Center

Quentin Williams;Raymond Jeanloz;Jay D Bass;Bob Svendsen.
Science (1987)

427 Citations

Spectroscopic evidence for pressure-induced coordination changes in silicate glasses and melts.

Quentin Williams;Raymond Jeanloz.
Science (1988)

414 Citations

Seismic detection of the lunar core.

Renee C. Weber;Pei-Ying Lin;Edward J. Garnero;Quentin Williams.
Science (2011)

411 Citations

Hydrogen in the Deep Earth

Quentin Williams;Russell J. Hemley.
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences (2001)

310 Citations

Hit-and-run planetary collisions

Erik Asphaug;Craig B. Agnor;Quentin Williams.
Nature (2006)

261 Citations

Equivalence of the Boson Peak in Glasses to the Transverse Acoustic van Hove Singularity in Crystals

A. I. Chumakov;G. Monaco;A. Monaco;W. A. Crichton.
Physical Review Letters (2011)

252 Citations

The D″ Discontinuity and its Implications

Michael E. Wysession;Thorne Lay;Justin Revenaugh;Quentin Williams.

246 Citations

Partial melting in a thermo-chemical boundary layer at the base of the mantle

Thorne Lay;Edward J Garnero;Quentin Williams.
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors (2004)

214 Citations

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Kei Hirose

Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Tohoku University

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Vitali B. Prakapenka

Vitali B. Prakapenka

University of Chicago

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Edward J. Garnero

Edward J. Garnero

Arizona State University

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Ho-kwang Mao

Ho-kwang Mao

Carnegie Institution for Science

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Konstantin D. Litasov

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Dagestan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Yingwei Fei

Yingwei Fei

Carnegie Institution for Science

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Thorne Lay

Thorne Lay

University of California, Santa Cruz

Publications: 46

Russell J. Hemley

Russell J. Hemley

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Wendy L. Mao

Stanford University

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Barbara Romanowicz

University of California, Berkeley

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Kenneth W.W. Sims

Kenneth W.W. Sims

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Leonid Dubrovinsky

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Philippe Gillet

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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