Mg-carbonate is one of the main carbonates subducting from the Earth’s surface into the mantle and possible reactions of this compound with the main mantle minerals determine the stability of carbonates into the Earth’s mantle. Recently, we have theoretically shown that at pressures and temperatures of the Earth’s lower mantle MgCO3 should react with MgO, producing Mg2CO4. Here, using diamond anvil cell technique, we have performed in situ investigation of the product of MgCO3 + MgO reaction at pressures around 50 GPa and temperatures above 2000 K. Investigation of Raman and X-ray diffraction patterns unambiguously indicates that reaction has been realized and as the reaction product we suggest the modification similar to M-g2CO4-P21/c. Using the transmission electron microscopy technique, we show the presence of the new Mg-orthocarbonate/carbonate phase in the sample extracted from high-pressure environment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Первый экспериментальный синтез ортокарбоната Mg по реакции MgCO3 + MgO = Mg2CO4 при давлениях нижней мантии Земли|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2022|
- 1.03 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ASTRONOMY