The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology
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Reviews—Dynamic Properties and Material Transport in the Earth's Deep Interior—
Thermal Conduction of Materials in the Upper Mantle and the Transition Zone
Masahiro OSAKOAkira YONEDAEiji ITO
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2014 Volume 24 Issue 2 Pages 108-117


Measurements of thermal conduction for materials in the Earth's upper mantle and the transition zone under high pressure have been developed by using a Kawai-type apparatus, with a one-dimensional plane pulse-heating method. This method is a predominant one for study in mantle materials under pressure because it requires comparatively small amount of sample and is applicable to materials with anisotropy in thermal conduction. Thermal conductivities and thermal diffusivities of olivine, garnet, pyroxenes, serpentine and talc were measured under high-pressure using this method.

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