Models of the anisotropy of the Earth's inner core

Shigeo Yoshida, Ikuro Sumita, Mineo Kumazawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


Recent seismological studies have revealed that the Earth's inner core has acoustic anisotropy. Several models of the generation of the anisotropy have been proposed. Most of them attribute the anisotropy to preferred orientation of iron crystals, while the proposed mechanisms that give rise to the crystal alignment are diverse, including deformation, magnetic force and crystal growth. We review these models critically in order to suggest future directions for further development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11215-11226
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Models of the anisotropy of the Earth's inner core'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this