Lattice thermal conductivity of lower mantle minerals and heat flux from Earth's core.

@article{Manthilake2011LatticeTC,
  title={Lattice thermal conductivity of lower mantle minerals and heat flux from Earth's core.},
  author={Geeth M Manthilake and Nico de Koker and Dan Frost and Catherine McCammon},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 44},
  pages={17901-4}
}
The amount of heat flowing from Earth's core critically determines the thermo-chemical evolution of both the core and the lower mantle. Consisting primarily of a polycrystalline aggregate of silicate perovskite and ferropericlase, the thermal boundary layer at the very base of Earth's lower mantle regulates the heat flow from the core, so that the thermal… CONTINUE READING