Research Highlights


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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


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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


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Volatile induced melts

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


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IRTG cooperation – Water bearing minerals

Water in the mantle
Ohtani E. (2005) Elements


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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