| Donald J. Weidner
A.B., Harvard University, 1967
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
Faculty member at Stony Brook since 1972
Professor Weidner's research interests focus on mineral physics and seismology. The ultimate goals are to combine these areas to help define the physical and chemical state as well as the dynamic processes of the Earth's mantle and crust.
Weidner, D. J., and Y. Zhao, 1992, Elasticity and equation of state of perovskite: Implications for the Earth's lower mantle, High Pressure Research: Applications to Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysical Monograph 67, ed Y. Syono and M. Manghnani, pub. Terra Scientific Publishing Co. and AGU, Washington D.C., 191-196.
Weidner, D. J., M. T. Vaughan, J. Ko, Y. Wang, K. Leinenweber, X. Liu, A. Yeganeh-Haeri, R. E. Pacalo, and Y. Zhao, 1992, Large volume high pressure re-search using the wiggler port at NSLS, High Pressure Research, 8, 617-623.
Weidner, D. J., M. T. Vaughan, J. Ko, Y. Wang, X. Liu, A. Yeganeh-Haeri, R. E. Pacalo, and Y. Zhao, 1992, Characterization of stress, pressure and temperature in SAM-85, a DIA type high pressure apparatus, High Pressure Research: Applications to Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysical Monograph 67, ed Y. Syono and M. Manghnani, pub. Terra Scientific Publishing Co. and AGU, Washington D.C., 13-17.
Pacalo, R. E. G., D. J. Weidner, and T. Gasparik, 1992, Elastic properties of sodium-rich majorite garnet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 19, 1895-1898.
Yeganeh-Haeri, A., D. J. Weidner, and J. B. Parise, 1992, Elasticity of *-cristobalite: A silicon dioxide with a negative Poisson's ratio, Science, 257, 650-652 .
Zhao, Y., D. J. Weidner, J. B. Parise, and D. E. Cox, 1992, Critical phenomena and phase transition of perovskite--data for NaMgF 3 perovskite: (II), Phys. Earth and Planet. Interiors, 76, 17-34.
Zhao, Y., D. J. Weidner, J. Ko, K. Leinenweber, X. Liu, B. Li, Y. Meng, R. E. G. Pacalo, M. T. Vaughan, Y. Wang, and A. Yeganeh-Haeri, 1992, Perovskite at high P-T conditions: An in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of NaMgF3 perovskite, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 2871-2885.
Navrotsky, A., D. J. Weidner, R. C. Liebermann, and C. T. Prewitt, 1992, Materials science of the Earth's deep interior, 17, MRS Bulletin, 30-37.
Meng, Y., D. J. Weidner, and Y. Fei, 1993, Deviatoric stress in a quasi-hydrostatic diamond anvil cell: Effect on the volume-based pressure calibration, Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 1147-1150.
Zhao, Y. and D. J. Weidner, 1993, The single crystal elastic moduli of neighborite, Phys. Chem. of Minerals, 20, 419-424.
Weidner, D. J. and H.-k. Mao, 1993, Photons at high pressure, National Synchrotron Light Source Newsletter, March, pp. 1-15.
Kusaba, K., L. Galoisy, Y. Wang, M. T. Vaughan, and D. J. Weidner, 1993, Determination of phase transition pressures of ZnTe under quasihydrostatic conditions, Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH) in memory of Edward Schreiber (Experimental Techniques in a Laboratory), 141, in press.
Weidner, D.J., Y. Wang, Y. Meng, and M.T. Vaughan, Deviatoric stress measurements at high pressure and temperature, In Proceedings of AIRAPT/APT meeting High Pressure Science and Technology 1993, Pub. American Institute of Physics, ed: S.C. Schmidt, J.W. Shaner, G.A. Samara, M. Ross, 1025-1028.
Meng, Y., D. J. Weidner, G. D. Gwanmesia, R. C. Liebermann, M. T. Vaughan, Y Wang, K. Leinenweber, R. E. Pacalo, A. Yeganeh-Haeri, and Y. Zhao, 1993, In situ P-T X-ray diffraction studies on three polymorphs (* ,*, *) of Mg2SiO4, J. Geophys. Research, 98, 22,199-22,207.
Weidner, D. J., Y. Wang, and M. T. Vaughan, 1994, Yield strength at high pressure and temperature, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 753-756.
Kusaba, K. and D. J. Weidner, 1994, Structure of high pressure phase I in ZnTe, In Proceedings of AIRAPT/APT meeting High Pressure
Parise, J. B., A. Yeganeh-Haeri, D. J. Weidner, J. D. Jorgensen, and M. A. Saltzberg, 1994, Pressure induced phase transition and pressure
Zhao, Y., J. B. Parise, Y. Wang, K. Kusaba, M. T. Vaughan, D. J. Weidner, T. Kikegawa, J. Chen, and O. Shimomura, 1994, High-pressure
Parise, J. B., K. Leinenweber, D. J. Weidner, K. Tan, and R. B. V. Dreele, 1994, Pressure-induced hydrogen bonding: neutron diffraction study
Wang, Y., D.J. Weidner, R.C. Liebermann, and Y Zhao, 1994, P-V-T equation of state of (Mg,Fe)SiO3 perovskite: constraints on
Wang, Y. and D. J. Weidner, 1994, Thermoelasticity of CaSiO 3 perovskite and implications for the lower mantle, Geophys. Res.
Weidner, D.J., Y. Wang, and M.T. Vaughan, 1994, Strength of diamond, Science, in press.
Meng, Y., Y. Fei, D.J. Weidner, and J. Hu, 1994, Hydrostatic compression of g-Mg2SiO4 to mantle pressures and 700 K:
Wang, Y., I. C. Getting, D. J. Weidner and M. T. Vaughan (1996). Performance of tapered anvils in a cubic-anvil, DIA-type,
Wang, Y. and D. J. Weidner (1995). (6m/dT) of the lower mantle. Pageoph, special issue: submitted.
Wang, Y., D. J. Weidner and F. Guyot (1995). Thermal equation of state of CaSiO3 perovskite. J. Geophys. Res. 101(B1): 661-672.
Weidner, D. J., Y. B. Wang, G. Chen and J. Ando (1996). Rheology measurements at high pressure and temperature.
News & Announcements
Dr. Alexandra Krull Davatzes will be delivering a lecture entitled "Catastrophic but not cataclysmic? The Earth during an extended heavy bombardment" on Thursday, 9/10/15 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123)
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team