Research & Activities


Jun Tsuchiya & Mainak Mookherjee, "Crystal structure, equation of state, and elasticity of phase H (MgSiO4H2) at Earth's lower mantle pressures" Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 15534 (2015), DOI: 10.1038/srep15534.

Ramalho, R. S., Winckler, G., Madeira, J., Helffrich, G. R., Hipolito, A., Quartau, R., Adena, K., Schaefer, J. M. (2015). Hazard potential of volcanic flank collapses raised by new megatsunami evidence, Science Advances, v.1, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500456.

Hiroaki Ohfuji, Tetsuo Irifune, Konstantin D. Litasov, Tomoharu Yamashita, Futoshi Isobe, Valentin P. Afanasiev & Nikolai P. Pokhilenko. "Natural occurrence of pure nano-polycrystalline diamond from impact crater" Scientific Reports (2015), DOI : 10.1038/srep14702.

Tomohiro Ohuchi*, Takaaki Kawazoe, Yuji Higo, Ken-ichi Funakoshi, Akio Suzuki, Takumi Kikegawa and Tetsuo Irifune. "Dislocation-accommodated grain boundary sliding as the major deformation mechanism of olivine in the Earth's upper mantle" Science Advances 02 Oct 2015: Vol. 1, no. 9, e1500360, DOI : 10.1126/sciadv.1500360.

"Excess mixing volume, microstrain, and stability of pyrope-grossular garnets" WEI DU, SIMON MARTIN CLARK, AND DAVID WALKER., American mineralogist (in press)

"Quasicrystals at extreme conditions: The role of pressure in stabilizing icosahedral Al63Cu24Fe13 at high temperature" Vincenzo Stagno, Luca Bindi, Changyong Park, Sergey Tkachev, Vitali Prakapenka, H.-K. Mao, Russell J. Hemley, Paul J. Steinhardt, Yingwei Fei., American Mineralogist (in press)

X. Wang, T. Tsuchiya and A. Hase. "Computation support for a pyrolitic lower mantle containing ferric iron" Nature Geoscience (2015), DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2458.

Ballmer, M. D., C. P. Conrad, E. I. Smith, and R. Johnsen (2015): Intraplate volcanism at the edges of the Colorado Plateau sustained by a combination of triggered edge-driven and shear-driven upwelling, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005641

Motoki, M. H., and M. D. Ballmer (2015): Intraplate volcanism due to convective instability of stagnant slabs in the Mantle Transition Zone, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005608

Ballmer, M. D., G. Ito, and C. Cheng (2015): Asymmetric Behavior of Thermochemical Plumes and Implications for Hawaiian Lava Composition, in: Hawaiian Volcanism: From Source to Surface, AGU Monograph 208, Eds.: R. Carey, M. Poland and D. Weis, 36-57p., doi:10.1002/9781118872079.ch3