Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG19] Hydrogen in the Earth's interior from the crust to the core

Mon. May 23, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201B (2F)

Convener:*Bjorn Mysen(Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Inst. Washington), Eiji Ohtani(Department of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), Toru Inoue(Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University), Chair:Mysen Bjorn(Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Inst. Washington)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[SCG19-12] Hydrogen solubility into Fe-alloys under high pressure

*Hidenori Terasaki1, Yuki Shibazaki2, Yuji Higo3 (1.Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 2.Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 3.JASRI)

Keywords:Hydrogen, Fe-alloy, core

Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the solar system, is known to incorporate into Fe and form FeHx above 3 GPa. The solubility of H in Fe is closely linked to light element in the terrestrial core and H reservoir in the planet interiors. In order to understand more realistic case of H in planet interiors, H solubility into Fe-alloys (such as Fe-Si, Fe-C, and Fe-S) needs to be clarified.
In this study, we have performed in situ X-ray diffraction measurements combined with Kawai-type multianvil press under high pressures and temperatures to study H solubility in FeSi and Fe3C. H solubility can be estimated from a volume expansion associated with hydrogen incorporation into metal. The lattice volumes and phase relations of FeSi-H and Fe3C–H systems were measured up to 19 GPa and 1973 K.
H starts to dissolve in FeSi and form FeSiHx (x=0.07-0.22) above 10 GPa, suggesting that presence of Si in metal increases the minimal pressure for H incorporation. H incorporation into Fe3C does not occur and H is unlikely to coexist with C in Fe-alloy up to 14 GPa (Terasaki et al. 2014). Therefore, hydrogenation pressures of Fe-alloys are different from that of pure Fe and more pressure is required for H incorporation into the Fe-alloy core.