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Dr. Hans Joachim Mueller

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Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW)
Adenauerring 20b, D-76131 Karlsruhe



Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1957-1967 Primary and secondary school (Polytechnische Oberschule) at Potsdam
  • 1967-1970 High school - university-entrance diploma (Oberschule -Abitur) and apprenticeship as skilled worker for process measuring and control technology (BMSR-Technik) at Teltow
  • 1970-1974 Study of physics, Humboldt-Universität at Berlin, Diploma thesis in petrophysics (Diplomarbeit) at Central Institute for Physics of the Earth at Potsdam "Attenuation measurements of elastic compressional waves at natural rocks under pressure" (in German)
  • 1988 PhD-Thesis (Promotion A) in geophysics at Academy of Sciences at Berlin "Investigation oft he elastic properties of natural rocks from Saxonian Granulite Mountains (Sächsisches Granulitgebirge) under the consitions of high pressures and high temperatures“ (in German), magna cum laude

Professional Experience

  • 1974-1987 Research associate at Central Institute for Physics of the Earth (ZIPE) at Potsdam
  • 1987-1992 Research Center for High Pressure Reasearch (FHD) at Potsdam experimental high pressure – high temperature investigations for the quantitative interpretation of geophysical data from great depths, experimental process research under high pressure partial melting conditions, member of the working group depth reconnaissance, professional training course geology at Freiberg (GAF), international work experience in the framework of international specialists exchange programs of the Academy of Sciences, several projects with DEKORP 3-MVE and KTB
  • 1992-2016 Research associate at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam continuation of experimental hp – hT research for the quantitative interpretation of seismic data from great depths, adoption of digital image recognition and signal analysis for the post-experimental investigation of natural rock samples from hp - hT experiments, experimental investigations for the material interpretation of seismic data from DEKORP, LITHOPROBE and SVEKALAPKO, implementation of ultrasonic interferometry of the 1. and 2. generation for large volume presses (LVP) at two DESY beamlines, development of high performance hp falling sphere viscosimetry for single- and double-stage DIA-type LVPs, geophysical high pressure research in conjunction with synchrotron radiation, GFZ-representative at COMPRES (US), worldwide cooperations, participation in Deep Carbon Observarory, research on greenhouse gas exchange between atmosphere and deep planetary interior
  • since 2016 worldwide cooperation in synchrotron and neutron based geophysical high pressure research, cooperation with Macquarie University and Australian Synchrotron for establishing of new LVP-beamlines, research for the establishment of real negative emissions on Earth corresponding to the decisions of UNFCCC COP 21 Paris (2015 Paris Climate Conference)

Research Interests

  • Geophysical large volume high pressure research in conjunction with light and neutron sources
  • High pressure ultrasonic interferometry
  • High pressure falling sphere viscosimetry
  • Seismic attenuation
  • Elastic and inelastic properties of natural rocks and its artificial representatives under extreme conditions
  • Experimental investigation of elastic properties in the seismic frequency range by the LVP deformation technique
  • Multi-staging in DIA-type LVPs – bridging the pressure gap between large volume and diamond anvil cell hp technology
  • Comparative study of long term climate development of terrestrial planets and Earth
  • Development and political enforcement of real negative emissions on planet Earth before the ongoing climate change gets irreversibly

Current Projects

  • Cooperation with Macquarie University and Australian Synchrotron (ANSTO) for establishing of new LVP-beamlines
  • Research for real large scale negative emissions technologies

Completed Projects

  • Petrophysikalisch-mineralogische Untersuchungen zur Teufenvariation der Granite des Erzgebirges als Beitrag zur stofflichen Interpretation des Profils DEKORP 3 (DFG)
  • Experimental study on petrophysical properties of thickened continental crust using fennoscandian granulite facies rocks
  • Experimentelle Untersuchungen zu den petrophysikalischen Eigenschaften im Verlauf der Dehydratisation amphibolitfazieller Gesteine – Fallstudien zur „kalten Subduktion“
  • Experimental study on petrophysical properties in the course of CO2-induced dehydration of amphibolite
  • Quantitative relation between compressional and shear wave velocities and material state of granulite and eclogite facies rocks near high pressure partial melting conditions – sample sites at Lapland Granulite Belt, Saxonian Erzgebirge, Canadian Shield, China
  • Dissipation of partial melts and its influence to elastic wave velocities (vp, vs) in granites under high pressure conditions – sample sites at Himalaya and Saxonian Erzgebirge
  • Experimental investigation of sensitivity ranges of elastic, electrical and thermal rock properties under process conditions near partial melting by simultaneous measurement of more than one physical property
  • Spinels at elevated pressure and temperature: linking the gap between geo- and material-scientific projects (DFG Schwerpunkt)
  • Transient measurements under simulated Earth’s mantle conditions
  • Studying the correlation between structure and matter in the course of geodynamically relevant phase transitions under simulated Earth’s mantle conditions
  • Structure and properties of deep Earth and planetary materials under extreme pressure – temperature conditions. From static towards dynamic experiments
  • Studying the physical properties of melts and partial molten polymineral assemblages under simulated Earth’s mantle conditions
  • Dependence of elastic and inelastic properties of natural rocks and similar polymineral assemblages on frequency and deformation under simulated Earth’s lower mantle conditions
  • LVP experiments on the phase diagram of NiSi to 19 GPa and preliminary results to 60 GPa
  • Using slotted carbide anvils for improved X-ray access in synchrotron-base mult anvil experiments

 

Publications 2

 

New techniques for high pressure falling sphere viscosimetry in DIA-type large volume presses

H.J. Mueller, H. J.; Beckmann, F.; Dobson, D. P.; Hunt, S. A.; Lathe, C.; Stronzik, N.

2014. High Pressure Research: An International Journal, 34 (3). 345-354.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08957959.2014.950262.

 

Measuring the Elastic Properties of Natural Rocks and Mineral Assemblages under Earth's Deep Crustal and Mantle Conditions

Mueller, H. J.

2013. Journal of Geodynamics, 71, 25-42.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jog.2012.11.001.

 

Slotted carbide anvils: improved X-ray access for synchrotron-based multi-anvil experiments

Dobson, D. P.; Hunt, S. A.; Mueller, H. J.

2012. High Pressure Research: An International Journal, 32 (4), 532-536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08957959.2012.746681.

 

Simultaneous acoustic emissions monitoring and synchrotron X-ray diffraction at high pressure and temperature: Calibration and application to serpentinite dehydration

Gasc, J.; Schubnel, A.; Brunet, F.; Guillon, S.; Mueller, H. J.; Lathe, C.

2011. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 189 (3-4), 121-133.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2011.08.003.

 

High-Pressure Falling Sphere Viscosimetry of Basaltic and Dacitic Rocks in Conjunction with Synchrotron Radiation

Mueller, H. J.; Stroncik, N.; Naumann, R.; Lathe, C.; Spiwek, M.;  Wehber, M.; Schilling, F. R.;  Lauterjung, J.

2010. J. Phys.; Conf. Ser., 215, 01202.

 

Techniques for measuring the elastic wave velocities of melts and partial molten systems under high pressure conditions

Mueller, H. J.; Roetzler, K.; Schilling, F. R.; Lathe, C.; Wehber, M.

2010. J. Phys. Chem. Sol., 71, 1108-1117.

 

Multianvil techniques in conjunction with synchrotron radiation at Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) - HAmburger SYnchrotron LABor (HASYLAB)

Mueller, H. J.; Schilling, F. R.; Lathe, C.

2007. Geol. Soc. Am, Special Paper, 421, 207-226.

 

Recent development of experimental techniques for high-pressure mineral physics under simulated mantle conditions

Mueller, H.J.; Schilling, F. R.: Lathe, C.; Lauterjung, J.

2006. High Press. Res., 26 (4), 529-537.

 

The influence of OH in coesite on the kinetics of the coesite-quartz phase transition

Lathe, C.; Koch-Müller, M.; Wirth, R.; van Westrenen, W.; Mueller, H. J.; Schilling, F. R.; Lauterjung, J.

2005. American Mineralogist, 90, 36-43.

 

Calibration based on a primary pressure scale in a multi-anvil device

Mueller, H. J.; Schilling, F. R.; Lathe, C.; Lauterjung, J.

in: J. 31. Chen, Y. Wang, T. Duffy, G. Shen, and L. Dobrzhinetskaya, (Eds.),

2005. Advances in High Pressure Technology for Geophysical Application, chapter 21, Elsevier B.V., London/Amsterdam/New York, 427-449.

 

Simultaneous determination of elastic and structural properties under simulated mantle conditions using multi-anvil device MAX80

Mueller, H. J.; Lathe, C.; Schilling, F. R.

in: J. 31. Chen, Y. Wang, T. Duffy, G. Shen, and L. Dobrzhinetskaya, (Eds.),

2005. Advances in High Pressure Technology for Geophysical Application, chapter 4, Elsevier B.V., London/Amsterdam/New York, 67-94.

 

A standard free pressure calibration using simultaneous XRD and elastic property measurements in a multi-anvil device

Mueller, H. J.; Schilling, F. R.; Lauterjung, J.; Lathe, C.

2003. Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 865-873.

 

In-situ investigation of physical properties of rocks and minerals at lower crustal and mantle conditions - methods, measurements, challenges

Mueller, H. J.; Schilling, F. R.; Lauterjung, J.

2002. Z. Geol. Wiss., 30 (1/), 49-76.

 

Experimental high pressure investigation of partial melting in natural rocks and their influence on Vp and Vs

Mueller, H. J.; Massonne, H.-J.

2001. Phys, Chem. Earth (A), 26, 325-332.

 

Symmetric and asymmetric interferometric method for ultrasonic compressional and shear wave velocity measurements in piston-cylinder and multi-anvil high-pressure apparatus

Mueller, H. J.; Lauterjung, J.; Schilling, F. R.; Lathe, C.; Nover, G.

2000. Eur. J. Mineral. 14, 581-589.

 

Principle differences in the pressure dependence of thermal and elastic properties of crystalline rocks

Seipold, U.; Mueller, H. J.; Tuisku, P.

1998. Phys. Chem. Earth, 23, 357-360.  

 

Role of sulphur and carbon in the electrical conductivity of the middle crust

Raab, S.; Hoth, P.; Huenges, E.; Mueller, H. J.

1998. J. Geophys. Res., 103 B5, 9681-9689.

 

The velocities of elastic P- and S-waves in high-grade metamorphic rocks under high pressures and temperatures

Mueller, H. J.; Raab, S.

1997. Geophys. J., 17, 78-85.

 

Elastic wave velocities of granite at experimental simulated partial melting conditions

Mueller, H. J.; Raab, S.

1997. Phys. Chem. Earth, 22, 93-96.

 

Modelling the lower crust by simulation of the in situ conditions: an example from the Saxonian Erzgebirge

Mueller, H. J.

1995. Phys. Earth Plan. Int., 92, 3-15.

 

Elastische Eigenschaften von Erzgebirgs-Graniten

Mueller, H. J.; Raab, S.

1993. Z. Geol. Wiss., 21, 207-216.

 

Relation between the elastic properties and the structural behaviour of high metamorphic rocks under the thermodynamical conditions of the upper mantle, In: High pressure geosciences and material synthesis

Mueller, H. J.; Schmädicke, E.

1987. Proceedings of the XXV. Annual Meeting of the European High Pressure Research Group, 42-45.