JpGU Fellowship

Kei Hirose


For outstanding contributions to understanding of the structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth’s deep interior through determination of physical and chemical properties of the mantle and core materials under ultra high-pressure-temperature conditions

A list of five major papers

• Hirose, K., Kushiro, I., Partial melting of dry peridotites at high pressures; determination of compositions of melts segregated from peridotite using aggregates of diamond, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 114, 477-489, 1993.
• Hirose, K., Fei, Y., Ma, Y., Mao, H., The fate of subducted basaltic crust in the Earth’s lower mantle, Nature, 397, 53-56, 1999.
• Murakami, M., Hirose, K., Kawamura, K., Sata, N., Ohishi, Y., Post-perovskite phase transition in MgSiO3, Science, 304, 855-858, 2004.
• Tateno, S., Hirose, K., Ohishi, Y., Tatsumi, Y., The structure of iron in Earth’s inner core, Science, 330, 359-361, 2010.
• Gomi, H., Ohta, K., Hirose, K., Labrosse, S., Caracas, R., Verstraete, M. J., Hernlund, J. W., The high conductivity of iron and thermal evolution of Earth’s core, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 224, 88-103, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2013.07.010, 2013.


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