Models of the anisotropy of the Earth's inner core

Shigeo Yoshida, Ikuro Sumita, Mineo Kumazawa

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Abstract

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
Volume10
Issue number49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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