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  • Chen, H., Leinenweber, K., Prakapenka, V., Prescher, C., Meng, Y., Bechtel, H., Kunz, M., Shim, S.H., 2020. Possible H2O storage in the crystal structure of CaSiO3 perovskite. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 299, 106412. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2019.106412
  • Ko, B., Prakapenka, V., Kunz, M., Prescher, C., Leinenweber, K., Shim, S.-H., 2020. Mineralogy and density of Archean volcanic crust in the mantle transition zone. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 305, 106490. doi:
  • Lou, H., Zeng, Z., Zhang, F., Chen, S., Luo, P., Chen, X., Ren, Y., Prakapenka, V.B., Prescher, C., Zuo, X., Li, T., Wen, J., Wang, W.H., Sheng, H., Zeng, Q., 2020. Two-way tuning of structural order in metallic glasses. Nat. Commun. 11.
  • Nisr, C., Chen, H., Leinenweber, K., Chizmeshya, A., Prakapenka, V.B., Prescher, C., Tkachev, S.N., Meng, Y., Liu, Z., Shim, S.-H., 2020. Large H2O solubility in dense silica and its implications for the interiors of water-rich planets. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 1–8. doi:10.1073/pnas.1917448117
  • Radousky, H.B., Armstrong, M.R., Austin, R.A., Stavrou, E., Brown, S., Chernov, A.A., Gleason, A.E., Granados, E., Grivickas, P., Holtgrewe, N., Lee, H.J., Lobanov, S.S., Nagler, B., Nam, I., Prakapenka, V., Prescher, C., Walter, P., Goncharov, A.F., Belof, J.L., 2020. Melting and refreezing of zirconium observed using ultrafast x-ray diffraction. Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 2–7.


  • Holtgrewe, N., Greenberg, E., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Goncharov, A.F., 2019. Advanced integrated optical spectroscopy system for diamond anvil cell studies at GSECARS. High Press. Res. 39, 457–470.
  • Yu, T., Prescher, C., Ryu, Y.J., Shi, F., Greenberg, E., Prakapenka, V., Eng, P., Stubbs, J., Kono, Y., Shen, G., Watson, H., Rivers, M.L., Sutton, S.R., Wang, Y., 2019. A Paris-Edinburgh Cell for High-Pressure and High-Temperature Structure Studies on Silicate Liquids Using Monochromatic Synchrotron Radiation. Minerals 9, 715.
  • Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Shieh, S.R., Zhang, Z., Bao, X., Xie, T., Wang, F., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., 2019. Equations of state of Co2TiO4-Sp, Co2TiO4-CM, and Co2TiO4-CT, and their phase transitions: an experimental and theoretical study. Phys. Chem. Miner. 46: 571.
  • Wang, Q., Gou, H., Zhu, L., Huang, H.-T., Biswas, A., Chaloux, B.L., Epshteyn, A., Yesinowski, J.P., Liu, Z., Cody, G., Ma, M., Zhao, Z., Fei, Y., Prescher, C., Greenberg, E., Prakapenka, V., Strobel, T.A., 2019. Modifying Carbon Nitride through Extreme Phosphorus Substitution. ACS Mater. Lett. 1, 14–19.


  • Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Černok, A., Tidholm, J., Simak, S.I., Hellman, O., Belov, M.P., Abrikosov, I.A., Liermann, H.P., Hanfland, M., Prakapenka, V.B., Prescher, C., Dubrovinskaia, N., Dubrovinsky, L., 2018. Metastable silica high pressure polymorphs as structural proxies of deep Earth silicate melts. Nat. Commun. 9, 4789.
  • Chidester, B.A., Pardo, O. s., Fischer, R.A., Thompson, E.C., Heinz, D.L., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Campbell, A.J., 2018. High-pressure phase behavior and equations of state of ThO2 polymorphs. Am. Mineral. 103, 749–756.
  • Fomin, Y.D., Ryzhov, V.N., Tsiok, E.N., Proctor, J.E., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Trachenko, K., Brazhkin, V.V., 2018. Dynamics, thermodynamics and structure of liquids and supercritical fluids: Crossover at the Frenkel line. J. Phys. Condens. Matter 30, 134003.
  • Leitzke, F.P., Fonseca, R.O.C., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Jahn, S., Prescher, C., Lagos, M., 2018. Ti K-edge XANES study on the coordination number and oxidation state of Titanium in pyroxene, olivine, armalcolite, ilmenite, and silicate glass during mare basalt petrogenesis. Contrib. to Mineral. Petrol. 173, 103.
  • H., Shim, S.-H., Leinenweber, K., Prakapenka, V., Meng, Y., Prescher, C., 2018. Crystal structure of CaSiO3 perovskite at 28-62 GPa and 300 K under quasi-hydrostatic stress conditions. Am. Mineral. 103, 462–468.
  • O., Ma, C., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., 2018. Structure analysis and conditions of formation of akimotoite in the Tenham chondrite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 53, 62–74.
  • Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Rossman, G.R., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Bechtel, H.A., MacDowell, A., 2018. Liebermannite, KAlSi3O8, a new shock-metamorphic, high-pressure mineral from the Zagami Martian meteorite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 53, 50–61.


  • Cerantola, V., Bykova, E., Kupenko, I., Merlini, M., Ismailova, L., McCammon, C., Bykov, M., Chumakov, A.I., Petitgirard, S., Kantor, I., Svitlyk, V., Jacobs, J., Hanfland, M., Mezouar, M., Prescher, C., Rüffer, R., Prakapenka, V.B., Dubrovinsky, L., 2017. Stability of iron-bearing carbonates in the deep Earth’s interior. Nat. Commun. 8, 15960. link
  • Gou, H., Zhu, L., Huang, H., Biswas, A., Keefer, D.W., Brian, L., Prescher, C., Yang, L., Kim, D.Y., Ward, M.D., Wang, S., Oganov, A., Epshteyn, A., Badding, J. V, Timothy, A., 2017. From Linear Molecular Chains to Extended Polycyclic Networks : Polymerization of Dicyanoacetylene. Chem. Mater. 29, 6706–6718.. link
  • Nielsen, M.B., Ceresoli, D., Jørgensen, J.-E., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Bremholm, M., 2017. Experimental evidence for pressure-induced first order transition in cerium nitride from B1 to B10 structure type. J. Appl. Phys. 121, 25903. link
  • Nisr, C., Leinenweber, K., Prakapenka, V., Prescher, C., Tkachev, S., Shim, S.-H.D., 2017. Phase transition and equation of state of dense hydrous silica up to 63 GPa. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 122. link
  • Prescher, C., Fomin, Y.D., Prakapenka, V.B., Stefanski, J., Trachenko, K., Brazhkin, V. V, 2017. Experimental evidence of the Frenkel line in supercritical neon. Phys. Rev. B 95, 134114. link download
  • Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Stefanski, J., Jahn, S., Skinner, L.B., Wang, Y., 2017. Beyond sixfold coordinated Si in SiO 2 glass at ultrahigh pressures. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. doi:10.1073/pnas.1708882114 link download
  • Vasiukov, D.M., Dubrovinsky, L., Kupenko, I., Cerantola, V., Aprilis, G., Ismailova, L., Bykova, E., McCammon, C., Prescher, C., Chumakov, A.I., Dubrovinskaia, N., 2017. Pressure-induced spin pairing transition of Fe3+ in oxygen octahedra. ArXiv 1710.03192.
  • Yusenko, K. V., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Gromilov, S.A., Kurnosov, A. V., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Crichton, W.A., Hanfland, M., Margadonna, S., Dubrovinsky, L.S., 2017. High-pressure high-temperature stability of hcp-IrxOs1−x (x = 0.50 and 0.55) alloys. J. Alloys Compd. 700, 198–207. link
  • Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Shieh, S.R., Bao, X., Xie, T., Wang, F., Zhang, Z., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., 2017. Spinel and post ‑ spinel phase assemblages in Zn 2 TiO 4 : an experimental and theoretical study. Phys. Chem. Miner. 44, 109–123. link


  • Ismailova, L., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Cerantola, V., Mccammon, C., Ballaran, T.B., Bobrov, A., Sinmyo, R., Dubrovinskaia, N., Glazyrin, K., Liermann, H., Kupenko, I., Hanfland, M., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V., Svitlyk, V., Dubrovinsky, L., 2016. Stability of Fe,Al-bearing bridgmanite in the lower mantle and synthesis of pure Fe-bridgmanite. Sci. Adv. 2, e1600427 link download
  • Dubrovinskaia, N., Dubrovinsky, L., Solopova, N.A., Abakumov, A., Turner, S., Hanfland, M., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Petitgirard, S., Chuvashova, I., Gasharova, B., Mathis, Y., Ershov, P., Snigireva, I., Snigirev, A., 2016. Terapascal static pressure generation with ultrahigh yield strength nanodiamond. Sci. Adv. 2, e1600341 link download
  • Liu, J., Lin, J.-F., Prakapenka, V., Prescher, C., Yoshino, T., 2016. Phase relations of Fe3C and Fe7C3 up to 185 GPa and 5200 K: Implication for the stability of iron carbide in the Earth’s core. Geophys. Res. Lett. link download
  • Lv, M., Liu, X., Shieh, S.R., Xie, T., Wang, F., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., 2016. Equation of state of synthetic qandilite Mg2TiO4 at ambient temperature. Phys. Chem. Miner. 43, 1–6. link download
  • McCammon, C., Caracas, R., Glazyrin, K., Potapkin, V., Kantor, A., Sinmyo, R., Prescher, C., Kupenko, I., Chumakov, A., Dubrovinsky, L., 2016. Sound velocities of bridgmanite from density of states determined by nuclear inelastic scattering and first-principles calculations. Prog. Earth Planet. Sci. 3, 10. link download


  • Dubrovinsky, L., Dubrovinskaia, N., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Prakapenka, V., Prescher, C., Glazyrin, K., Liermann, H.-P., Hanfland, M., Ekholm, M., Feng, Q., Pourovskii, L. V., Katsnelson, M.I., Wills, J.M., Abrikosov, I.A., 2015. The most incompressible metal osmium at static pressures above 750 gigapascals. Nature 525, 226–229.  link download
  • Lobanov, S.S., Prakapenka, V.B., Prescher, C., Konôpková, Z., Liermann, H.-P., Crispin, K.L., Zhang, C., Goncharov, A.F., 2015. Pressure, stress, and strain distribution in the double-stage diamond anvil cell. J. Appl. Phys. 118. link download
  • Lobanov, S.S., Qiang, Z., Holtgrewe, N., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Oganov, A.R., Goncharov, A.F., 2015. Stable magnesium peroxide at high pressure. Sci. Rep. 5, 13582. link download
  • Prescher, C., Dubrovinsky, L., Bykova, E., Kupenko, I., Glazyrin, K., Kantor, A., McCammon, C., Mookherjee, M., Nakajima, Y., Miyajima, N., Sinmyo, R., Cerantola, V., Dubrovinskaia, N., Prakapenka, V., Rüffer, R., Chumakov, A., Hanfland, M., 2015. High Poisson’s ratio of Earth’s inner core explained by carbon alloying. Nat. Geosci. 8, 220–223. link download
  • Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., 2015. DIOPTAS : a program for reduction of two-dimensional X-ray diffraction data and data exploration. High Press. Res. 35:3, 223–230. link download
  • Yusenko, K. V., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Gromilov, S. a., Kurnosov, A. V., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Hanfland, M., van Smaalen, S., Margadonna, S., Dubrovinsky, L.S., 2015. Compressibility of Ir–Os alloys under high pressure. J. Alloys Compd. 622, 155–161. link download


  • Kupenko, I., McCammon, C., Sinmyo, R., Prescher, C., Chumakov, A.I., Kantor, A., Rüffer, R., Dubrovinsky, L., 2014. Electronic spin state of Fe,Al-containing MgSiO3 perovskite at lower mantle conditions. Lithos 189, 167–172. link download
  • Prescher, C., Langenhorst, F., Dubrovinsky, L.S., Prakapenka, V.B., Miyajima, N., 2014. The effect of Fe spin crossovers on its partitioning behavior and oxidation state in a pyrolitic Earth’s lower mantle system. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 399, 86–91. link download
  • Prescher, C., Weigel, C., McCammon, C., Narygina, O., Potapkin, V., Kupenko, I., Sinmyo, R., Chumakov, a. I., Dubrovinsky, L., 2013. Iron spin state in silicate glass at high pressure: Implications for melts in the Earthʼs lower mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 385, 130–136. link download
  • Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Prescher, C., Prakapenka, V.B., Rossman, G.R., 2014. Discovery of bridgmanite, the most abundant mineral in Earth, in a shocked meteorite. Science 346, 2013–2015. link download


  • Abakumov, A.M., Batuk, D., Tsirlin, A.A., Prescher, C., Sheptyakov, D. V, Schnelle, W., Hadermann, J., Tendeloo, G. Van, 2013. Frustrated pentagonal Cairo lattice in the non-collinear antiferromagnet Bi4Fe5O13F. Phys. Rev. B 87, 02. link download
  • McCammon, C., Glazyrin, K., Kantor, A., Kantor, I., Kupenko, I., Narygina, O., Potapkin, V., Prescher, C., Sinmyo, R., Chumakov, A., Rüffer, R., Sergueev, I., Smirnov, G., Dubrovinsky, L., 2013. Iron spin state in silicate perovskite at conditions of the Earth’s deep interior. High Press. Res. 33, 663–672. link download
  • Potapkin, V., McCammon, C., Glazyrin, K., Kantor, A., Kupenko, I., Prescher, C., Sinmyo, R., Smirnov, G. V, Chumakov, A.I., Rüffer, R., Dubrovinsky, L., 2013. Effect of iron oxidation state on the electrical conductivity of the Earth’s lower mantle. Nat. Commun. 4, 1427. link download


  • Kantor, A., Kantor, I., Merlini, M., Glazyrin, K., Prescher, C., Hanfland, M., Dubrovinsky, L., 2012. High-pressure structural studies of eskolaite by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Am. Mineral. 97, 1764–1770. link download
  • Prescher, C., Dubrovinsky, L., McCammon, C., Glazyrin, K., Nakajima, Y., Kantor, A., Merlini, M., Hanfland, M., 2012. Structurally hidden magnetic transitions in Fe3C at high pressures. Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun. 85, 6–9. link download
  • Prescher, C., McCammon, C., Dubrovinsky, L., 2012. MossA: a program for analyzing energy-domain Mössbauer spectra from conventional and synchrotron sources. J. Appl. Crystallogr. 45, 329–331. link download


  • Prescher, C., Langenhorst, F., Hornemann, U., Deutsch, A., 2011. Shock experiments on anhydrite and new constraints on the impact-induced SOx release at the K-Pg boundary. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 46, 1619–1629. link download

PhD Thesis

  • Prescher, C.,  2013. Iron spin crossovers at high pressures and temperatures and their effects on materials relevant to the Earth’s lower mantle and core. University of Bayreuth, Germany. 101p. link download