Jay D Bass

1981 …2018
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Research Interests

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

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4038 Natural History Bldg

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Research Output 1981 2018

elastic anisotropy

Athermal distributed Brillouin sensors utilizing all-glass optical fibers fabricated from rare earth garnets: LuAG

Dragic, P. D., Pamato, M. G., Iordache, V., Bass, J. D., Kucera, C. J., Jones, M., Hawkins, T. W. & Ballato, J., Jan 1 2016, In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 1, 015004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

glass fibers
rare earth elements
optical fibers

Single-crystal elasticity of natural Fe-bearing orthoenstatite across a high-pressure phase transition

Zhang, J. S. & Bass, J. D., Aug 28 2016, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 43, 16, p. 8473-8481 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phase transition
elastic properties

Sound velocities of olivine at high pressures and temperatures and the composition of Earth's upper mantle

Zhang, J. S. & Bass, J. D., Sep 28 2016, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 43, 18, p. 9611-9618 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sound velocity
acoustic velocity
upper mantle
Earth mantle

Single-crystal Brillouin spectroscopy with CO2 laser heating and variable q

Zhang, J. S., Bass, J. D. & Zhu, G., Jun 1 2015, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 86, 6, 063905.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laser heating
laser heating
Single crystals
single crystals