Lowell Masataka Miyagi portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics
  • Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics


  • L. Miyagi (2021). Experimental Deformation of Lower Mantle Rocks and Minerals. In Mantle Convection and Surface Expressions. American Geophysical Union. Published, 07/01/2021.
  • Immoor J, Marquardt H, Miyagi L, Speziale S, Merkel S, Schwark I, Ehnes A & Liermann HP (2020). An improved setup for radial diffraction experiments at high pressures and high temperatures in a resistive graphite-heated diamond anvil cell. The Review of scientific instruments. Vol. 91, 045121. Published, 05/01/2020.
  • Zhou X, Feng Z, Zhu L, Xu J, Miyagi L, Dong H, Sheng H, Wang Y, Li Q, Ma Y, Zhang H, Yan J, Tamura N, Kunz M, Lutker K, Huang T, Hughes DA, Huang X & Chen B (2020). High-pressure strengthening in ultrafine-grained metals. Nature. Vol. 579, 67-72. Published, 04/01/2020.
  • F. Lin, M. Giannetta, M. Jugle, S. Couper, B. Dunleavy & L. Miyagi (2019). Texture Development and Stress–Strain Partitioning in Periclase + Halite Aggregates. Minerals. Published, 11/03/2019.
  • F. Lin, S. Couper, M. Jugle & L. Miyagi (2019). Competing Deformation Mechanisms in Periclase: Implications for Lower Mantle Anisotropy. Minerals. Published, 10/23/2019.
  • M. Parry, S. Couper, A.M. Tehrani, A. Oliynyk, J. Brgoch , L. Miyagi & T.D. Sparks (2019). Lattice strain and texture analysis of superhard Mo0.9W1.1BC and ReWC0.8 via diamond anvil cell deformation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Published, 08/30/2019.
  • M.D. Jackson, S. Couper, C.V. Stan, M. Ivarsson, M. W. Czabaj, N. Tamura, D. Parkinson, L. Miyagi & J. G. Moore (2019). Authigenic mineral texture in submarine 1979 basalt drill core, Surtsey volcano, Iceland. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Published, 06/22/2019.
  • A.M. Tehrani, A. Oliynyk, M. Parry, Z. Rizvi, S. Couper, F. Lin, L. Miyagi, T.D. Sparks & J. Brgoch (2018). Machine-learning directed search for ultraincompressible, high hardness materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Published, 07/16/2018.
  • J. Immoor, H. Marquardt, L. Miyagi, F. Lin, S. Speziale, S. Merkel, J. Buchen, A. Kurnosov & H.-P. Liermann (2018). Experimental Evidence for {100}<011> slip in Ferropericlase in Earth's Lower Mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Published, 05/01/2018.
  • F. Lin, N. Hilairet, P. Raterron, A. Addad, J. Immoor, H. Marquardt, C.N. TomĂ©, L. Miyagi & S. Merkel (2017). Elasto-Viscoplastic Self Consistent (EVPSC) modeling of the ambient temperature plastic behavior of periclase deformed up to 5.4 GPa. Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 122, 205902. Published, 11/30/2017.
  • P. Kaercher, L. Miyagi, W. Kanitpanyacharoen, E. Zepeda-Alarcon, Y. Wang, D. Parkinson, R.A Lebensohn, F. De Carlo, H.R. Wenk (2016), Two phase deformation of lower mantle mineral analogs, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 456, 134–145, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.030.. Published, 09/19/2016.
  • L. Miyagi and H.-R. Wenk (2016), Texture development and slip systems in (Mg,Fe)SiO3 bridgmanite and bridgmanite + (Mg,Fe)O ferropericlase aggregates. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals. 1–17. doi:10.1007/s00269-016-0820-y. Published, 06/04/2016.
  • Whittaker, Stefanie, Thorne, Michael S., Schmerr, Nicholas C., & Miyagi, Lowell (2016). Seismic array constraints on the D ″ discontinuity beneath Central America: D ″ discontinuity beneath Central America, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth Vol. 121(1), 152-169. Published, 01/18/2016.
  • H. Marquardt and L. Miyagi (2015), Strength of ferropericlase and stagnation of slabs in Earth’s shallow lower mantle, Nature Geoscience, 8, 311–314, doi:10.1038/ngeo2393. Published, 03/23/2015.
  • Brown, S. P., M. S. Thorne, L. Miyagi, and S. Rost (2015), A compositional origin to ultralow-velocity zones, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42(4), 2014GL062097, doi:10.1002/2014GL062097. Published, 02/15/2015.
  • H.-R. Wenk, L. Lutterotti, P. Kaercher W. Kanitpanyacharoen, L. Miyagi, and R. Vasin (2014), Rietveld Texture Analysis from Synchrotron Diffraction Images: II Complex multiphase materials and diamond anvil cell experiments, Powder Diffraction, 29(03), 220–232, doi:10.1017/S0885715614000360. Published, 03/07/2014.
  • L. Miyagi, G. Amulele, K. Otsuka, Z. Du., R. Farla, and S.-I. Karato (2014), Plastic anisotropy and slip systems in ringwoodite deformed to high shear strain in the rotational Drickamer apparatus Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 228, 244–253, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2013.09.012. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • S. Merkel, H.-P. Liermann, L. Miyagi, and H.-R. Wenk (2013) In-situ radial x-ray diffraction study of texture and stress during phase transformations in bcc-, fcc-, and hcp-iron up to 36 GPa and 1000 K, Acta Materialia, 61(14), 5144–5151, doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2013.04.068. Published, 08/01/2013.
  • Miyagi L, Kanitpanyacharoen W, Raju SV, Kaercher P, Knight J, MacDowell A, Wenk HR, Williams Q & Alarcon EZ (2013). Combined resistive and laser heating technique for in situ radial X-ray diffraction in the diamond anvil cell at high pressure and temperature. The Review of scientific instruments. Vol. 84, 025118. Published, 03/01/2013.
  • Du Z, Miyagi L, Amulele G & Lee KK (2013). Efficient graphite ring heater suitable for diamond-anvil cells to 1300 K. The Review of scientific instruments. Vol. 84, 024502. Published, 03/01/2013.
  • P. Kaercher, S. Speziale, L. Miyagi, W. Kanitpanyacharoen, and H.-R. Wenk (2012), Crystallographic preferred orientation in wustite (FeO) through the cubic-to-rhombohedral phase transition, Phys. Chem. Miner., 39(8), 613–626, doi:10.1007/s00269-012-0516-x. Published, 07/26/2012.
  • W. Kanitpanyacharoen,S. Merkel, L. Miyagi, P. Kaercher, C. N. Tomé, Y. Wang, and H.-R. Wenk (2012), Significance of mechanical twinning in hexagonal metals at high pressure, Acta Materialia, 60(1), 430–442, doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2011.07.055. Published, 01/01/2012.
  • L. Miyagi, W. Kanitpanyacharoen, S. Stackhouse, B. Militzer, H.-R. Wenk (2011). The Enigma of Post-Perovskite Anisotropy: Deformation versus Transformation Textures. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 38(9), 665-678, 10.1007/s00269-011-0439-y. Published, 10/01/2011.
  • H. Marquardt, A. Gleason, H. Marquardt, S. Speziale, L. Miyagi, G. Neusser, H.-R. Wenk, R. Jeanloz (2011). Elastic properties of MgO nanocrystals and grain boundaries at high pressures by Brillouin scattering. Physical Review B 84, 064131. Published, 08/01/2011.
  • L. Miyagi, W. Kanitpanyacharoen, P. Kaercher, K. K. M. Lee, H.-R. Wenk (2010). Slip systems in MgSiO3 post-perovskite: Implications for D” anisotropy. Science 329, 1639-1641. Published, 10/01/2010.
  • Liermann HP, Merkel S, Miyagi L, Wenk HR, Shen G, Cynn H & Evans WJ (2009). Experimental method for in situ determination of material textures at simultaneous high pressure and high temperature by means of radial diffraction in the diamond anvil cell. The Review of scientific instruments. Vol. 80, 104501. Published, 11/01/2009.
  • L. Miyagi, S. Merkel, T. Yagi, N. Sata, Y. Ohishi, and H.-R. Wenk (2009). Diamond anvil cell deformation of CaSiO3 perovskite up to 49 GPa, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 174(1-4), 159-164. Published, 05/31/2009.
  • L. Miyagi, M. Kunz, J. Nasiatka, M. Voltolini, J. Knight, H.-R. Wenk (2008). In-situ texture development in polycrystalline iron at simultaneous high pressure and temperature. Journal of Applied Physics 104, 103510. Published, 11/15/2008.
  • L. Miyagi, N. Nishiyama, Y. Wang, A. Kubo, D. V. West, R. J. Cava, T. S. Duffy, H.-R. Wenk (2008). Deformation and texture development in CaIrO3 post-perovskite phase up to 6 GPa and 1300 K. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 268, 515-525. Published, 04/30/2008.
  • M. Kunz, W.A. Caldwell, L. Miyagi, H.-R. Wenk (2007). In situ laser heating and radial synchrotron diffraction in a diamond anvil cell. Review of Scientific Instruments 78, 063907. Published, 06/01/2007.
  • Merkel S, McNamara AK, Kubo A, Speziale S, Miyagi L, Meng Y, Duffy TS & Wenk HR (2007). Deformation of (Mg,Fe)SiO3 post-perovskite and D'' anisotropy. Science (New York, N.Y.). Vol. 316, 1729-32. Published, 06/01/2007.
  • L. Miyagi, S. Merkel, T. Yagi, N. Sata, Y. Ohishi, H.-R. Wenk (2006). Quantitative Rietveld texture analysis of CaSiO3 perovskite deformed in a diamond anvil cell. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 18, S995-1005. Published, 06/08/2006.
  • H.-R. Wenk, I. Lonardelli, S. Merkel, L. Miyagi, J. Pehl, S. Speziale, C.E. Tommaseo (2006). Diamond anvil deformation experiments in radial diffraction geometry. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 18, S933-947. Published, 06/08/2006.
  • S. Speziale, I. Lonardelli, L. Miyagi, J. Pehl, C.E. Tommaseo, H.-R. Wenk (2006). Deformation experiments in the diamond-anvil cell: Texture in copper to 30 GPa. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 18, S1007-1020. Published, 06/08/2006.
  • Merkel S, Kubo A, Miyagi L, Speziale S, Duffy TS, Mao HK & Wenk HR (2006). Plastic deformation of MgGeO3 post-perovskite at lower mantle pressures. Science (New York, N.Y.). Vol. 311, 644-6. Published, 02/01/2006.
  • I. Westmoreland, L. Miyagi, E. L. Que (2005). 1,5-Dibromo-2,4-bis­[(2-bromo­phen­yl)ethyn­yl]benzene. Acta Cryst. E. 61 (9), o2894–o2895. Published, 01/01/2005.