6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
[SIT06-P04] The effect of Ni and C on sound velocity of liquid Fe at high pressure
Keywords:Sound velocity, Fe alloy, Core, High pressure
High pressure experiments were carried out using 1500 ton Kawai-type multi-anvil press at BL04B1 beamline, SPring-8 synchrotron facility. P-wave velocity (VP) was measured using pulse-echo overlap method. Used sample compositions were Fe-10wt%Ni and Fe-10wt%-4wt%C. The sample pellet was sandwiched by single crystal sapphire buffer rods for the VP measurement. The experimental pressures and temperatures were determined based on lattice volumes of MgO and BN, which were used as a pressure marker, combined with their equations of state. The measurements were performed up to 6.5 GPa and 2100 K.
Obtained VP of liquid Fe-Ni is located slightly lower and aligned almost parallel to the VP curve of liquid Fe as a function of pressure. This suggests that alloying 10 wt% of Ni into liquid Fe slightly decrease the VP but little influence on the bulk modulus and its pressure dependence. Alloying C slightly increases the VP of liquid Fe and it is also found that the effect of temperature on the VP is not negligible. In the presentation, we will compare these results with the reported results of other light element such as S in the sound velocity-density relation (Birch plot) and discuss a clue to constrain the core composition of small terrestrial planets.