Lowell Masataka Miyagi portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics


  • 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.