JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

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

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

Sun. May 21, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[SIT22-P39] Sound velocity of hcp-Fe at multi-megabar pressures

*Tatsuya Sakamaki1, Hiroshi Fukui2, Eiji Ohtani1, Ryosuke Tanaka1, Alfred Q.R. Baron3 (1.Tohoku University, 2.University of Hyogo, 3.RIKEN)

Keywords:core, sound velocity, high pressure

Earth’s inner core consists of mainly hexagonal close-packed iron (hcp-Fe). Therefore, the physical properties of hcp-Fe can provide significant knowledge about the core. Despite seismological observations providing density-sound velocity data of Earth’s core, there are few experimental reports about the sound velocity of hcp-Fe at ultrahigh pressure. Direct comparison of the sound velocity of hcp-Fe with that of observed inner core can provide a clear difference between them, which is an important information to determine the core composition. Here, we report the compressional sound velocity (VP) of hcp-Fe up to 250 GPa using an inelastic X-ray scattering technique at BL43LXU of SPring-8. Based on the data, we can provide a standard of hcp-Fe (a linear relation of VP with density: Birch’s law), which enables us to indicate a better constraint on the composition of the Earth's core.