Bethany A. Chidester

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis

Students mentored by BAC

Publications

Fischer R.A., Campbell A.J., Chidester B.A., Reaman, D.M., Thompson E.C., Pigott J.S., Prakapenka V.B., and Smith J.S. (2018) Equations of state and phase boundary for stishovite and CaCl2-type SiO2. American Mineralogist103, 792-802. [ Article ]

Chidester B.A., Pardo O.S., Fischer R.A., Thompson E.C., Heinz D.L., Campbell A.J., Prescher C., and Prakapenka V.B. (2018) High-pressure phase behavior and equations of state of ThO2 polymorphs. American Mineralogist103, 749-756. [Article]

Boujibar A., Habermann M., Righter K., Driscoll, P., Chidester B.A., Righter M., Ross D.K., and Danielson L.R. (In Revision) Experimental evidence of a radioactive core in Mercury.

Chidester B.A., Rahman Z., Righter K., and Campbell A.J. (2017) Metal–silicate partitioning of U: Implications for the heat budget of the core and evidence for reduced U in the mantle. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 199, 1-12. [Preprint] [Article]

Thompson E.C., Chidester B.A., Fischer R.A., Myers G.I., Heinz D.L., Prakapenka V.B., and Campbell A.J. (2016) Equation of state of pyrite to 85 GPa and 2400 K. Am. Mineral., 101, 1046-1051. [Article]

Chidester B.A. and Strobel T.A. (2011) The ammonia-hydrogen system under pressure. J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 10433-10437. [Article]

Papers in prep

Chidester B.A., Panero W., Fischer R.A., Thompson E.C., Heinz D.L., Campbell A.J., Prescher C., and Prakapenka V.B. (In Prep) High-pressure phase behavior and equations of state of UO2 polymorphs.

Chidester B.A., Rahman Z., Righter K., and Campbell A.J. (In Prep) Metal–silicate partitioning of lithophile elements.

Shofner G.A., Campbell A.J., Chidester B.A., Danielson L.R., Lanzirotti A., Rahman Z., and Righter K. (In Prep) Metal–silicate partitioning of tungsten from 10 to 50 GPa: Implications for core formation.

Chidester B.A., Campbell A.J., Thompson E.C., Fischer R.A., Reaman D.M., Heinz D.L., and Prakapenka V.B. (In Prep) An experimental equation of state of B2 KCl.    

Invited Talks

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, November 2017. The distribution of heat-producing elements in the deep Earth.

University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, October 2017. The distribution of heat-producing radioactive elements in the deep Earth.

University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, March 2017. Radioactive heat-producing elements in the deep Earth; and, Actinide mineralogy under extreme conditions.

Sandia National Labs, High Energy Density Materials Physics, March 2017. Radioactive heat-producing elements in the deep Earth.

NASA Johnson Space Center, Astro Research and Exploration Science, Experimental Petrology, 2014. Metal–silicate partitioning of uranium: Implications for the heat budget of the core.

University of Toledo, Department of Chemistry Analytical/Inorganic/Physical Chemistry Seminar, 2011. Silver nanoparticle synthesis: Controlling the chemistry to eliminate competing products.