Abstracts for Annual Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan
2005 Annual Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan
Session ID : K1-P04
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Fe-Mg partitioning between (Mg,Fe)SiO3-perovskite and magnesiowüstite under lower mantle condition
*Miki OhmoriToru InoueTestuo IrifuneDaisuke Yamazaki
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The Earth's lower mantle is considered to be composed mainly of (Mg,Fe)SiO3-perovskite and magnesiowüstite, and the iron contents influence their densities and phase relations. Therefore, it is very important to determine the iron contents of these phases in understanding structure and dynamics in the lower mantle. Several workers have studied Fe-Mg partitioning between (Mg,Fe)SiO3-perovskite and magnesiowüstite, but temperature dependence on the partitioning has not been well understood. In this study, we have experimentally determined the partitioning of iron between these two phases and its temperature dependence.We conducted high-pressure experiments using a Kawai type high-pressure apparatus at ~24 GPa, and at 1673-2273K. We used San Carlos olivine with a composition of (Mg0.91Fe0.09)2SiO4 as starting material. After the high presser and temperature runs, the products were examined using SEM, EDS and X-ray diffraction techniques to observe the microstructures, to measure the chemical composition and to identify the phase present, respectively.The partition coefficient defined as KD=(Fe/Mg)Pv/ (Fe/Mg)Mw increased from 0.19 to 0.34, with increasing temperature from 1673-2273K.

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