Nishida Prize

Taku Tsuchiya


Geodynamic researches based on first principles calculations

・A list of five major papers

Tsuchiya, T., First-principles prediction of the P-V-T equation of state of gold and the 660-km discontinuity in Earth’s mantle, J. Geophys. Res. 108, 2462, 2003.

Tsuchiya,T., J. Tsuchiya, K. Umemoto and R. M. Wentzcovitch, Phase transition in MgSiO3 perovskite in the Earth’s lower mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 224, 241-248, 2004.

Tsuchiya, T., R. M. Wentzcovitch, C. R. S. da Silva and S. de Gironcoli, Spin transition in magnesiowüstite in Earth’s lower mantle. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 198501, 2006.

Dekura, H., T. Tsuchiya, and J. Tsuchiya, Ab initio lattice thermal conductivity of MgSiO3 perovskite as found in Earth’s lower mantle. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 025904, 2013.

Wang, X., T. Tsuchiya, and A. Hase, Computational support for a pyrolitic lower mantle containing ferric iron. Nature Geosci. 8, 556-559, 2015.


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