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Lin-gun Liu

Lin-gun Liu, Taiwanese geoscientist (1942 –

Found that silicate perovskite could form from all the major upper-mantle materials such as olivine, pyroxene and garnet

Silicate perovskite from phase transformation of pyrope-garnet at high pressure and temperature. Geophys. Res. Lett. 1:277-80, 1974

Saw that silicate perovskite comprises most of the mantle from the transition zone downwards

With A.E. Ringwood found that phase C could hold water

First synthesized phase D

Phase transformations in serpentine at high pressure and temperatures and implications for subducting lithosphere. Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors 42:255-62, 1986


New silicate perovskites. Geophys. Res. Lett. 14:1077-82, 1987

A new high pressure phase of Ca2Al2SiO4 and implications for the Earth’s interior. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 40:401-6, 1978

A fluorite isotype of SnO and a new modification of TiO: implications for the Earth’s lower mantle. Science 199:422-4, 1978

With W.A. Bassett & J. Sharry. New high pressure modifications of GeO2 and SiO2. J. Geophys. Res. 83:2301-5, 1978

High pressure NaAlSiO. The first silicate calcium ferrite isotope. Geophys. Res. Lett. 4:183-6, 1977

Synthesis of a new high pressure phase of manganese dioxide. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 29:104-6, 1976

With A.E. Ringwood. Synthesis of a perovskite-type polymorph of CaSiO3. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 28:209-11, 1975

Synthesis of a new high-pressure phase of tin dioxide and some geophysical implications. Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors 9:338-43, 1974


An alternative interpretation of lower mantle materials mineral associations in diamonds (2002)

The causes of the major seismic discontinuities in the transition zone of the Earth’s mantle (1995)

With H. Kao. A hypothesis for the seismogenesis of double seismic zone (1995)

With L. Wu. Bulk modulus and equation of state. Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors 70(1-2):78-84, 1992

Effects of H20 on the phase behaviour (1987)

Structural considerations in high-pressure phase transformations of simple crystals. High Temp. High Pressures 13:387-8, 1981

High pressure phase transformations in baddeleyite and zircon. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 44:390-6, 1980

The mineralogy of an eclogitic earth mantle. Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors 23:262-7, 1980

On the 650 km seismic continuity. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 42:2028, 1979

High pressure Ca2SiO4, the silicate K2NIF – isotype with crystalchemical and geophysical implications. Phys. Chem. Miner. 3(3):291-9, 1978

High pressure phase transformations of albite, jadeite and nepheline. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 37:438-44, 1978

The post-spinel phase of forsterite. Nature 262:770-2, 1976

The high pressure phases of MgSiO3. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 31:200-8, 1976

Post-oxide phases of olivine and pyroxene and mineralogy of the mantle. Nature 258:510-2, 1976

Post-oxide phases of olivine and pyroxene and mineralogy of the mantle. Nature 258:510-2, 1975

With T. Takahashi & W.A. Bassett. Isothermal compressions of a spinel phase of Co2SiO4 and magnesian ilmenite. J. Geophys. Res. (1974)

A dense modification of BaO and its crystal structure. J. appl. Phys. 42:3702-4, 1971


Lingunite Gillet, Chen, Dubrovinsky & El Goresy 2000 (Mineral)