Name: Mibe, Kenji
Position:Assistant Professor
Division/Center: Division of Earth and Planetary Materials Science
Research Area: Experimental petrology

Last Update 11/06 2014


High pressure and high temperature experiments on the materials in the Earth\\\'s interior.


Ohtani, E., K. Mibe, T. Kato, Origin of cratonic peridotite and komatiite: Evidence for melting in the wet Archean mantle, Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B-Physical and Biological Sciences, 72, 6, 113--117, 1996.

Mibe, K., T. Fujii, and A. Yasuda, Control of the location of the volcanic front in island arcs by aqueous fluid connectivity in the mantle wedge, Nature, 401, 6750, 259--262, 1999.

Ono, S., K. Hirose, M. Isshiki, K. Mibe, and Y. Saito, Equation of state of hexagonal aluminous phase in basaltic composition to 63 GPa at 300 K, Phys. Chem. Minerals, 29, 527--531, 2002.

Lee S.K., K. Mibe, Y. Fei, G.D. Cody and B.O. Mysen, Structure of B2O3 Glass at High Pressure: A 11B Solid-State NMR Study, Physical Review Letters, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.165507, , 2005.

van Westrenen W., J. Li, Y. Fei, M.R. Frank, H. Hellwig, T. Komabayashi, K. Mibe, W.G. Minarik, J.A. Van Orman, H.C. Watson, K. Funakoshi and M.W. Schmidt, Thermoelastic properties of (Mg0.64Fe0.36)O ferropericlase based on in situ X-ray diffraction to 26.7 GPa and 2173K, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 151, 163--176, 2005.

Mibe, K., M. Kanzaki, T. Kawamoto, K.N. Matsukage, Y. Fei and S. Ono, Second critical endpoint in the peridotite-H2O system, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B03201, doi:10.1029/2005JB004125, , 2007.

Fei, Y., A. Ricolleau, M. Frank, K. Mibe, G. Shen and V. Prakapenka, Toward an internally consistent pressure scale, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, doi:10.1073/pnas.0609013104, , 2007.

Zha, C.S., K. Mibe, W.A. Bassett, O. Tschauner, H.K. Mao and R.J. Hemley, P-V-T equation of state of platinum to 80 GPa and 1900 K from internal resistive heating/x-ray diffraction measurements, J. Appl. Phys., 103, 054908, DOI:10.1063/1.2844358, , 2008.

Morard, G., C. Sanloup, B. Guillot, G. Fiquet, M. Mezouar, J.P. Perrillat, G. Garbarino, K. Mibe, T. Komabayashi and K. Funakoshi, In situ structural investigation of Fe-S-Si immiscible liquid system and evolution of Fe-S bond properties with pressure, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10205, doi:10.1029/2008JB005663, , 2008.

Mibe, K., I-M. Chou, A.J. Anderson, R.A. Mayanovic and W.A. Bassett, The speciation of aqueous zinc(II) bromide solutions to 500 degC and 900 MPa determined using Raman spectroscopy, Chem. Geol., 259, 48-53, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.08.014, , 2009.

Yoshino, T., D. Yamazaki and K. Mibe, Well-wetted olivine grain boundaries in partially molten peridotite in the asthenosphere, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 283, 167--173, 2009.

Jenkins, D.M., J.C. Corona, W.A. Bassett, K. Mibe and Z. Wang, Compressibility of synthetic glaucophane, Phys. Chem. Minerals, 37, 219--226, 2010.

Reynard, B., K. Mibe and B. Van de Moortèle, Electrical conductivity of the serpentinised mantle and fluid flow in subduction zones, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 307, 3-4, 387--394, 2011.

Mibe, K., T. Kawamoto, K.N. Matsukage, Y. Fei and S. Ono, Slab melting versus slab dehydration in subduction-zone magmatism, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 108, 20, 8177--8182, 2011.

Ono, S. and K. Mibe, Determination of the phase boundary of the ferroelastic rutile to CaCl2 transition in RuO2 using in situ high-pressure and high-temperature Raman spectroscopy, Physical Review B, 84, 5, 054114, , 2011.

Kawamoto T., M. Kanzaki, K. Mibe, K.N. Matsukage, and S. Ono, Separation of supercritical slab-fluids to form aqueous fluid and melt components in subduction zone magmatism, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 46, 18695--18700 , 2012.