Table of Contents:

Books and Special volumes
Book Chapters
Articles submitted
Articles accpted
Articles published


  • Dera P. and Weidner D. (Eds) “Mineral Physics Harnessing the Extremes: From Atoms and Bonds to Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics. 2016 Long-Range Planning Report” (2016) GeoProse
  • Dera P. and Boldyreva E. (Eds) “High-pressure Crystallography: Advanced New Armor Materials and Protection from Explosives” NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics (2010) Springer Inc.
  • Dera P., Prewitt C.T. and Jacobsen S.D. (Eds) Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (2005) special volume 12, “Structure determination by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SXD) at megabar pressures”.
  • Liu, H., Wang L., Dera P. (Eds) High Pressure Research (2010) special volume 30, “Crystallography at high pressure”.


  • Lavina B., Dera P. and Downs R.T. “Modern X-ray Diffraction Methods in Mineralogy and Geosciences” (2014) Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Vol. 78, pp. 1-31.
  • Dera P. “Introduction to high-pressure science” in Dera P. and Boldyreva E. (Eds) “High-pressure Crystallography: Advanced New Armor Materials and Protection from Explosives” NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics (2010) Springer Inc.
  • Dera P. “All different flavors of synchrotron single-crystal x-ray microdiffraction” in Dera P. and Boldyreva E. (Eds) “High-pressure Crystallography: Advanced New Armor Materials and Protection from Explosives” NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics (2010) Springer Inc.
  • Hemley R.J., Dera P. “Molecular solids” chapter 15 in R.M. Hazen ed., Comparative Crystal Chemistry, Reviews in Mineralogy Vol. 41 (2001).


  • Xu J., Zhang D., Dera P., Zhang B., and Dawei Fan “Single-crystal diffraction of augite at high pressure and temperature and its implications to subduction zone dynamics” submitted to Amer. Mineral.




  • Xu J., Zhang D., Fan D., Downs R.T., Hu Y. and Dera P. "Isosymmetric pressure-induced bonding increase changes compression behavior of clinopyroxenes across jadeite-aegirine solid solution in subduction zones" (2016) Journal of Geophysical Research 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013502
  • Zhang D., Dera P., Eng P.J., Stubbs J.E., Zhang J.S., Prakapenka V.B. and Rivers M.L. “"High pressure single crystal diffraction at PX^2” (2016) Journal of Visual Experiments 119, e54660, DOI: doi:10.3791/54660
  • Strobel T.A. Somayazulu M., Sinogeikin S.V., Dera P. and Hemley R.J. “The Hydrogen-Filled Ice Structure of C0 Hydrate” (2016) Journal of American Chemical Society 138, 13786−13789
  • Zhang J.S., Hu Y., Shelton H., Kung J. and Dera P.Single crystal X-ray diffraction study of Fe2SiO4 fayalite up to 31 GPa and its implications to subduction zone dynamics” (2016) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals DOI 10.1007/s00269-016-0846-1
  • Hu Y., Wu Z., Bina C. and Dera P.Thermodynamic and elastic properties of pyrope at high pressure and high temperature by first-principles calculations” (2016) Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013026
  • Kong L., Liu G., Gong J., Hu Q., Schaller R.D., Dera P., Zhang D., Liu Z., Yang W., Zhu K., Tang Y., Wang C., Wei S., Xu T. and Mao H.-k. "Simultaneous band gap narrowing and carrier lifetime prolongation of organic-inorganic trihalide perovskites" (2016) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1609030113
  • Zhang D., Hu Y., and Dera P.Compressional behavior of omphacite to 47 GPa” (2016) Phys. Chem. Minerals DOI 10.1007/s00269-016-0827-4
  • Shelton H., Barkley M.C., Dera P., Downs R.T. and Miletich R. “Hydrogen bond effects on compressional behavior of isotypic minerals: High-pressure polymorphism of Be(OH)2” (2016) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals. DOI: 10.1007/s00269-016-0818-5
  • Hushur A., Manghnani M.H., Werheit H., and Dera P.High-pressure phase transition makes B4.3C boron carbide a wide-gap semiconductor” (2016) Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28, 045403

  • 2015

  • Miller R.G., Narayanswamy S., Clark S.M., Dera P., Jameson G.B., Tallon J.L. and Brooker S. "Pressure induced separation of abrupt vs gradual components of spin crossover: structure of the pressure-induced low-spin state"” (2015) Dalton Transactions 44, 20771-21154.
  • Chang Y.-Y., Jacobsen S.D., Bina C.R., Thomas S.-M., Smyth J.R., Frost D.J., Boffa-Balaran T., McCammon C.A., Hauri E.H., Inoue T., Meng Y., and Dera P. "Comparative compressibility of hydrous wadsleyite and ringwoodite: Effect of H2O on dK/dP and implications for detecting water in the transition zone” (2015) Journal of Geophysical Research 120, 8259–8280.
  • Wolf A.S., Jackson J.M., Dera P., Prakapenka V. "The Thermal Equation of State of (Mg, Fe)SiO3 Bridgmanite (Perovskite) and, Implications for Lower Mantle Structures” (2015) Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 7460–7489.
  • Finkelstein G.J., Dera P. and Duffy T.S. "High-Pressure Phases of Cordierite From Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction to 15 GPa" (2015) American Mineralogist 100, 1821-1833.
  • Finkelstein G.J., Dera P. and Duffy T.S. "New Highly-Coordinated High-Pressure Metastable En91 Orthopyroxene Structures from Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction” (2015) Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 244, 78-96, 2015.
  • Somayazulu M., Dera P., Smith J. and Hemley R.J. "Structure and Stability of solid Xe(H2)n” (2015) Journal of Chemical Physics 142, 104503.
  • Hu Y., Dera P. and Zhuravlev K. "Single-crystal diffraction and Raman spectroscopy of hedenbergite up to 33 GPa” (2015) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 42, 595-608.
  • Ma C., Tschauner O., Beckett J.R., Liu Y., Rossman G.R., Zhuravlev K., Prakapenka V., Dera P., Taylor L.A. "Tissintite, (Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6, a highly defective shock-induced high-pressure clinopyroxene from the Tissint Martian meteorite” (2015) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 422, 194–205.

  • 2014

  • Bish D., Blake D., Vaniman D., Sarrazin P., Bristow T., Achilles C., Dera P., Chipera S., Crisp J., Downs R.T., Farmer J., Gailhanou M., Ming D., Morookian J.M., Morris R., Morrison S., Rampe E., Treiman A. and Yen A. “The First X-ray Diffraction Measurements on Mars” (2014) International Union of Crystallography Journal, 1, 514-522.
  • Dera P.A simple approach to understand the high-pressure calcium conundrum” (2014) Acta Cryst. B70, 401-402.
  • Fischer R.A., Campbell A.J., Caracas R., Reaman D.M., Heinz D.L., Dera P., and Prakapenka V.B. “Equations of state in the Fe-FeSi system at high pressures and temperatures” (2014) Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 119, 2810–2827.
  • Posner E.S., Dera P., Downs R.T., Lazarz J.D. and Irmen P. “High-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction study of jadeite and kosmochlor” (2014) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41, 695-707.
  • Gatta G.D., Morgenroth W., Dera P., Petitgirard S., Liermann H.-P. “Elastic behavior and pressure-induced structure evolution of topaz up to 45 GPa” (2014) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41, 569-577.
  • Dera P., Manghnani M.H., Hushur A., Hu Y. and Tkachev S. “New insights into the enigma of inverse molecular behavior of B4C” (2014) Journal of Solid State Chemistry 215, 85-93.
  • Zhang J.S., Shieh S.R., Bass J.D., Dera P. and Prakapenka V. “High-pressure single-crystal elasticity study of CO2 across phase I-III transition” (2014) Applied Physics Letters 104, 141901.
  • Finkelstein G., Dera P., Jahn S., Oganov A., Holl C., Meng Y., and Duffy T. "Phase Transitions and Equation of State of Forsterite to 90 GPa from Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction and Molecular Modeling" (2014) American Mineralogist 99, 35-43.

  • 2013

  • Lavina, B., Dera, P., Meng, Y. “Synthesis and Microdiffraction at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures.” (2013) J. Vis. Exp. 80, e50613, doi:10.3791/50613.
  • Manghnani M.H., Hushur A., Smyth J.R., Nestola F., Dera P., Sekar M., Amulele G., Frost D.J. "Compressibility and structural stability of two variably hydrated olivines samples (Fo97Fa3) to 34 GPa by X-Ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy" (2013) American Mineralogist 98, 1972-1979.
  • Chang Y.-Y, Jacobsen S.D., Lin J.F., Bina C.R., Thomas S.M., Wu J., Shen G., Xiao Y., Chow P., Frost D.J., McCammon C.A, and Dera P. “Spin transition of Fe3+ in Al-bearing phase D: an alternative explanation for small scale seismic scatterers in the mid-lower mantle” (2013) Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 382, 1-9.
  • Tschauner O., Kiefer B., Tetard F., Tait K., Bourguille J., Zerr A., Dera P., McDowell A., Knight J., Clark S.M "Elastic moduli and hardness of highly incompressible platinum perpnictide PtAs2" (2013) Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 101901.
  • Ye Y., Smyth J.R., Jacobsen S.D., Panero W.R., Brown D.A., Katsura T., Chang Y.Y., Townsend J.P., Dera P., Tkachev S., Untenborn C., Liu Z., Goujon C. "Crystal structure, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy and equations of state of OH-bearing MgSiO3 akimotoite" (2013) Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 166, 1375-1388.
  • Dera P., Finkelstein G., Duffy, T.S., Downs R.T., Meng Y., Prakapenka V., Tkachev S. " Metastable high-pressure transformations of orthoferrosilite Fs82" (2013) Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors 181, 2914-2917.
  • Dera P., Zhuravlev K., Prakapenka V., Rivers M.L., Finkelstein G.J., Grubor-Urosevic O., Tschauner O. Clark S.M. and Downs R.T. "High-pressure single-crystal micro- X-ray diffraction (SCXRD) analysis with GSE_ADA/RSV software" (2013) High Pressure Research 33, 466-484.
  • Fischer R.A., Campbell A.J., Reaman D.M., Miller N.A., Heinz D.L., Dera P., and Prakapenka V.B. "Phase relations in the Fe-FeSi system at high pressures and temperatures" (2013) Earth and Planetary Science Letters 373, 54-64.
  • Zhang L., Meng Y., Dera P., Yang W., Mao W.L., Mao H.-K. "Single-crystal structure determination of (Mg,Fe)SiO3 postperovskite" (2013) Proceedings of the National Academy of United States 110, 6292-6295.
  • Zhuravlev K.K., Goncharov A.F., Tkachev S.N., Dera P., Prakapenka V.B. "Vibrational, elastic, and structural properties of cubic silicon carbide under pressure up to 75 GPa: implication for a primary pressure scale" (2013) J. Appl. Phys. 113, 113503.
  • Townsend J.P., Chang Y.-Y., LouX., Merino M., Kirklin S.J., Doak J.W., Issa A., Wolverton C., Tkachev S.N., Dera P., and Jacobsen S.D. "Stability and equation of state of post-aragonite BaCO3" (2013) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 40, 447-453.
  • Podsiadlo P., Kwon G., Koo B., Lee B., Prakapenka V., Dera P., Zhuravlev K., Krylova G., Shevchenko E. ”How "Hollow" are Hollow Nanoparticles?” (2013) J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 135, 2435-2438.
  • Dera P., Nisar J., Ahuja R., Tkachev S., Prakapenka V.B. "New type of possible high-pressure polymorphism in NiAs-type minerals in planetary cores" (2013) Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 40, 183-193.

  • 2012

  • Tschauner O., Grubor-Urosevic O, Dera P. Mulcahy S. "Anomalous Elastic Behaviour in Hcp- and Sm-type Dysprosium" (2012) Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116, 2090-2096.
  • Ye Y., Brown D.A., Smyth J.R., Panero W.R, Jacobsen S.D., Chang Y.-Y., Townsend J.P., Thomas S.-M., Hauri E.H., Dera P., Frost D.J. "Compressibility and thermal expansion of hydrous ringwoodite with 2.5(3) wt% H2O" (2012) American Mineralogist, 97, 573-582.
  • Zhang J., Dera P. and Bass J.D. "A New High-Pressure Phase Transition in Iron-Bearing Orthoenstatite: An anisotropy Discontinuity in the Upper Mantle?" (2012) American Mineralogist, 97, 1070-1074.
  • Fischer R.A., Campbell A.J., Caracas R., Reaman D.M., Dera P., V.B. Prakapenka "Equation of State and Phase Diagram of Fe-1 16Si Alloy as a Candidate Component of Earth’s Core" (2012) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 357-358, 268-276.
  • Chen B., Gao L., Lavina B., Dera P., Alp E., Zhao J., Li J., "Magneto-Elastic Coupling in Compressed Fe7C3 Supports Carbon in Earth's Inner Core" (2012) Geophys. Res. Letters, 39, L18301.
  • Kantor I., Prakapenka V.B., Kantor A., Dera P., Kurnosov A., Sinogeikin S., Dubrovinskaia N., Dubrovinsky L. "BX90: a new diamond anvil cell design for X-ray diffraction and optical measurements" (2012) Review of Scientific Instruments 83, 125102.
  • Plonka A., Dera P., Irmen P., Rivers M.L., Ehm L., and Parise J.B. "β-diopside, a new ultrahigh-pressure polymorph of CaMgSi2O6 with six-coordinated silicon" (2012) Geophys. Res Letters 39, L24307.