Research Highlights


Volatile fluxes

Flux of volcanic CO2 estimated from melt inclusions and a model of fluid transport in volcanic activity
Yoshimura S. & Nakamura M. (2013) EPSL


Origin of Earth’s Volatiles
Hayabusa and Hayabusa-II missions -
The Hayabusa spacecraft

PI of Sample recovery from asteroid 25143 Itokawa
Nakamura, T. et al, (2010) Science

Impact-induced devolatilization of hydrous C-type asteroid
Nakamura T. (2006) EPSL


Volatile induced melts

Discovery of Petit spot volcanism, a new type of submarine volcanism in oceanic lithosphere
Hirano et al. (2006) Science


IRTG cooperation – Water bearing minerals

Water in the mantle
Ohtani E. (2005) Elements


Density, viscosity, and structure of magmas

Ponded melt at the boundary between the lithosphere and asthenosphere
Sakamaki T, Suzuki A, et al. (2013) Nature Geoscience