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Nature Geoscience, 6, 514-515, (2013) [doi: 10.1038/ngeo1861]

News & Views -- Core processes: Earth's inner weakness

S. Merkel

The way in which seismic waves pass through the core suggests alignment of iron crystals within the solid inner core. Experiments indicate that iron at inner-core conditions may be weaker than thought and easily allow deformation of iron crystals.

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© Sébastien Merkel, Université de Lille, France

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