Element partitioning between silicate perovskites and calcic ultrabasic melt

Takumi Kato, Eiji Ohtani, Yoshiki Ito, Kosuke Onuma

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Element partitioning between Mg- and Ca-perovskites and anhydrous calcic ultrabasic melt was studied experimentally at 25GPa and 2200°C. The observed partitioning relationships in this system are similar to the results of previous studies in magnesian ultrabasic and basaltic systems, and are consistent with predictions based on crystal chemical considerations. These results provide new insights into early global mantle differentiation, and kimberlite petrogenesis from the lower-mantle source regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Issue number2-3 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science


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