In the preceding comment, Belonoshko contends that our (Chaplot et al. 1998) simulated melting temperatures in perovskite involved an incorrect method that yielded overestimates of 2000 K, and that our molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the orthorhombic to cubic transition were an artifact. We disagree on both counts, and point out that:

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The overestimate of 2000 K (Belonoshko 2000) in the perfect lattice simulations appears to be exaggerated. Our calculated melting temperatures for perfect lattices and defective lattices at 70 GPa were 7000 K and 5800 K, respectively, as compared to the experimental value of 5200...

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