JpGU Fellowship

Eiji Ohtani


For pioneering achievements of high-pressure research, and outstanding contributions to understanding Earth’s interior and its evolution that have had an immense impact on the field of solid earth geosciences

A list of five major papers

  • Ohtani E., Kato, T., and Sawamoto, H., Melting of a model chondritic mantle to 20 GPa. Nature, 322, 352–353, 1986.
  • Ohtani E. and Maeda, M., Density of basaltic melt at high pressure and stability of the melt at the base of the lower mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 193, 69–75, 2001.
  • Ohtani E., Litasov, K.D., Hosoya, T., Kubo, T. and Kondo, T., Water Transport into the Deep Mantle and Formation of a Hydrous Transition Zone. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 143-144, 255–269, 2004.
  • Ohtani E., Ozawa S., Miyahara M., Ito Y., Mikouchi T., Kimura M., Arai T., Sato K., Hiraga K., Coesite and stishovite in a shocked lunar meteorite, Asuka-881757, and impact events in lunar surface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 463–466, 2011. 10.1073/pnas.1009338108
  • Sakamaki, T., Ohtani, E., Fukui, H., Kamada, S., Takahashi, S., Sakairi, T., Takahata, A., Sakai, T., Tsutsui, S., Ishikawa, D., Shiraishi, R., Seto, Y., Tsuchiya, T., and Baron, A. Q. R. Constraints on Earth’s inner core composition inferred from measurements of the sound velocity of hcp-iron in extreme conditions. Sci. Adv., 2, e1500802, 2016.


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