Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT22] Interaction and Coevolution of the Core and Mantle in the Earth and Planets

Tue. May 22, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Tsuyoshi Iizuka(University of Tokyo), Hidetoshi Shibuya(Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University), Taku Tsuchiya(愛媛大学地球深部ダイナミクス研究センター, 共同), Kenji Ohta(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

[SIT22-P06] Sound velocity measurements on bridgmanite at lower mantle pressures

*Tatsuya Wakamatsu1, Kenji Ohta1, Takashi Yagi2, Ryosuke Sinmyo3 (1.Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 3.University of Tokyo)

Keywords:bridgmanite, the lower mantle, sound velocity measurement, high pressure experiment, diamond anvil cell

The chemical composition of the lower mantle which occupies more than half of the Earth’s volume is of great importance to understand the dynamics and the formation process of the Earth. The sound velocity of bridgmanite at high pressures reveals the mineralogy model and the chemical composition of the lower mantle, comparing with data from seismic observation. Here, we measured the longitudinal wave velocity of iron (Fe) and aluminum (Al) bearing bridgmanite at lower mantle pressures by a new method via a combination of the femtosecond pulse laser pump-probe technique with a DAC (Wakamatsu et al., 2018). In this presentation, we will compare our data of sound velocity in bridgmanite with those reported in previous studies (Murakami et al., 2012; Chantel et al., 2012; Kurnosov et al., 2017) and discuss the mineralogy model and the chemical composition of the Earth’s lower mantle.