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Exploring the Earth's lowermost mantle by Schrodinger equation
RIKEN (History  Institutes Gallery  Publication ) Toshiaki  IITAKA   http://www.iitaka.org
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Abstract: The seismic velocities propagating in the post-perovskite, a new mineral phase discovered recently in the laboratory experiment, were calculated by using the first principles electronic structure calculation. The results can explain many strange features of the Earth's lowermost mantle (D" layer) consistently. This gives a solid ground for the model that the post-perovskite is the main component of the D" layer.  (Iitaka et al., Nature 430, 442-445 (2004).)    <free pdf file>

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