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  1. Y. Li, K. Vilella, F. Deschamps, L. Zhao, P. J. Tackley, Effects of iron spin transition on the structure and stability of large primordial reservoirs in Earth's lower mantle, (submitted).
  2. K. Vilella, A. Limare, C. Jaupart, C. G. Farnetani, L. Fourel and E. Kaminski, Fundamentals of laminar free convection in internally heated fluids at values of the Rayleigh-Roberts number up to 109, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 846, 966-998 (2018)  [doi: 10.1017/jfm.2018.316] [PDF].
  3. K. Vilella and F. Deschamps, Temperature and heat flux scaling laws for isoviscous, infinite Prandtl number mixed heating convection, Geophysical Journal International 214, 265-281 (2018)  [doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy138] [PDF].
  4. K. Vilella and F. Deschamps, Thermal convection as a possible mechanism for the origin of polygonal structures on Pluto's surface, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 122, 1056-1076 (2017)  [doi: 10.1002/2016JE005215] [PDF].
  5. K. Vilella and E. Kaminski, Fully determined scaling laws for volumetrically heated convective systems, a tool for assessing habitability of exoplanets, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 266, 18-28 (2017)  [doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2017.02.001] [PDF].
  6. K. Vilella, Modélisation théorique et numérique de la convection thermique, applications aux manteaux planétaires, Ph. D. Thesis, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris (2015) [PDF].
  7. A. Limare, K. Vilella, E. Di Giuseppe, C. G. Farnetani, E. Kaminski, E. Surducan, V. Surducan, C. Neamtu, L. Fourel, C. Jaupart, Microwave-heating laboratory experiments for planetary mantle convection, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 777, 50 (2015)  [doi: 10.1017/jfm.2015.347] [PDF].
  8. K. Vilella, S. H. Shim, C. G. Farnetani and J. Badro, Spin state transition and partitioning of iron: effects on mantle dynamics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 417, 57 (2015)  [doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.02.009] [PDF].
  9. A. Siria, T. Barois, K. Vilella, S. Perisanu, A. Ayari, D. Guillot, S. T. Purcell and P. Poncharal, Electron Fluctuation Induced Resonance Broadening in Nano Electromechanical Systems: The Origin of Shear Force in Vacuum, Nano Lett. 12,  3551 (2012)  [doi: 10.1021/nl301618p] [PDF].


  1. A. Limare, L. Fourel, E. Surducan, C. Neamtu, V. Surducan, K. Vilella, C. G. Farnetani, E. Kaminski and C. Jaupart, Microwave-based, internally-heated convection: New perspectives for the heterogeneous case, AIP Conference Proceedings 1700 , 040001 (2015)  [doi: 10.1063/1.4938436] [PDF].
  2. A. Limare, E. Surducan, V. Surducan, C. Neamtu, E. di Giuseppe, K. Vilella, C. G. Farnetani, E. Kaminski, and C. Jaupart,  Microwave-based laboratory experiments for internally-heated mantle convection, AIP Conference Proceedings 1565, 14 (2013)   [doi: 10.1063/1.4833687] [PDF].