Abstract

To determine the phase boundary between the perovskite and post-perovskite structures in MnGeO3, in situ X-ray observations were carried out at pressures of 57–68 GPa and temperatures of 1000–1900 K using the Kawai-type high-pressure apparatus equipped with sintered diamond anvils interfaced with synchrotron radiation. The phase boundary was determined to be P (GPa) = 39.2 + 0.013T (K) based on Tsuchiya’s (2003) gold pressure scale. The Clapeyron slope, dP/dT, of 13(+12/−5) MPa/K, determined in the present study is larger that of MgGeO3 and MgSiO3.

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