Effect of cation substitution on bridgmanite elasticity: A key to interpret seismic anomalies in the lower mantle

Hiroshi Fukui, Akira Yoneda, Akihiko Nakatsuka, Noriyoshi Tsujino, Seiji Kamada, Eiji Ohtani, Anton Shatskiy, Naohisa Hirao, Satoshi Tsutsui, Hiroshi Uchiyama, Alfred Q.R. Baron

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Abstract

Seismological observations show that, in some regions of the lower mantle, an increase in bulk sound velocity, interestingly, occurs in the same volume where there is a decrease in shear velocity. We show that this anti-correlated behavior occurs on cation substitution in bridgmanite by making single crystal elasticity measurements of MgSiO 3 and (Mg,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)O 3 using inelastic x-ray scattering in the ambient conditions. Cation substitution of ferrous iron and aluminum may explain large low shear velocity provinces in the lower mantle.

Original languageEnglish
Article number33337
JournalScientific Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2016

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    Fukui, H., Yoneda, A., Nakatsuka, A., Tsujino, N., Kamada, S., Ohtani, E., Shatskiy, A., Hirao, N., Tsutsui, S., Uchiyama, H., & Baron, A. Q. R. (2016). Effect of cation substitution on bridgmanite elasticity: A key to interpret seismic anomalies in the lower mantle. Scientific Reports, 6, [33337]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep33337