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Protons lead the charge

Nature volume 443, pages 927928 (26 October 2006) | Download Citation

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Is the anomalously high electrical conductivity seen in part of Earth's mantle caused by protons derived from hydrous defects in the mineral olivine? Two groups investigate this possibility — and draw different conclusions.

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  1. Greg Hirth is in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA. ghirth@whoi.edu

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