Katsura's Lab

High-Pressure Research in Earth Science

Tomo with Mie-chan

This is the Lab for High-Pressure Earth Science by Tomo Katsura. We are studying structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth's interior by determining physical and chemical properties of Earth's constituents under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions using multi-anvil apparatus. I would be very happy if you are interested in our research through this website.


Future events

  • December 11-15, 2017: Oral presentation "Geometry and Width of the Ringwoodite – Bridgmanite+Ferropericlase Binary Loop in the System (Mg,Fe)2SiO4: Interpretation of the Sharpness of the 660-km Discontinuity" in New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; 203-205 at 09:30 - 09:45 on Monday, 11 December 2017, in Session DI11B: Consequences of Mantle Phase Transitions I,   2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

What's new:

  • October 16-17, 2017: Invited talk "Precise determination of phase relations of mantle minerals by means of in situ X-ray diffraction in a large-volume press" at 16:45 - 17:15 on Monday, October 16th 2017, PETRA IV Workshop - Extreme Conditions Research at the Ultra-Low Emittance Storage Ring PETRA IV, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
  • September 24 – 29, 2017: Oral presentation "Rapid decrease in the oxygen-vacancy substitution in aluminous bridgmanite with pressure" in GW2 B2880 at 17:15 – 17:30 on Tuesday September 26, in Session Earth Interior - Mantle and Core, GeBremen 2017 Joint Mee­ting of DGGV and DMG, in Campus University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
  • September 5 – 10, 2017: Invited talk "Temperature, pressure and water-content dependence of dislocation mobilities in olivine" at 10:55 - 11:25 on Wednesday September 06,  2017 Deep Volatiles Autumn Meeting, in Martim Hotel, Tenerife, Spain.