P-V-T relations of wadsleyite determined by in situ X-ray diffraction in a large-volume high-pressure apparatus

Tomoo Katsura, Anton Shatskiy, M. A.Geeth M. Manthilake, Shuangmeng Zhai, Daisuke Yamazaki, Takuya Matsuzaki, Takashi Yoshino, Akira Yoneda, Eiji Ito, Mitsuhiro Sugita, Natotaka Tomioka, Akifumi Nozawa, Ken Ichi Funakoshi

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    Abstract

    The volume of Mg2SiO4 wadsleyite has been precisely measured at pressures of 11 to 20 GPa and temperatures of 300 to 2100 K by means of in situ X-ray diffraction in a multi-anvil apparatus. The fixed isothermal bulk modulus KTO = 169.2 GPa gives its pressure derivative K′TO = 4.1(1). The fixed Debye temperature θ0 = 814 K gives a Grüneisen parameter at ambient pressure γ0 = 1.64(2) and its logarithmic volume dependence q = 1.5(1). The pressure derivative of the isothermal bulk modulus, Anderson-Grüneisen parameter and thermal expansion coefficient at ambient pressure are found to be (∂K T/∂T)P = -0.021(1) GPa/K, δT = 5.5(2), α0 = 2.31(3) × 10-5 + 1.18(3) × 10-8 (T-300) K-1. The pressure and volume dependence of thermal expansion coefficient of wadsleyite is the smallest among those of the mantle minerals. The adiabatic temperature gradient in the upper part of the mantle transition Zone is 0.34(1)K/Km.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberL11307
    JournalGeophysical Research Letters
    Volume36
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 16 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geophysics
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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