Bridgmanite—named at last

  title={Bridgmanite—named at last},
  author={T. Sharp},
  pages={1057 - 1058}
  • T. Sharp
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering, Geology, Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • The most abundant mineral in Earth's interior gets a name [Also see Report by Tschauner et al.] The most abundant solid phase in Earth's interior, making up 38% of Earth's volume, is magnesium iron silicate (Mg,Fe)SiO3. This material is known to form a perovskite structure. However, no samples of the mineral can be obtained from Earth's lower mantle; without a well-characterized natural sample, it has not been possible to formally name the mineral. On page 1100 of this issue, Tschauner et al… CONTINUE READING
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