Here we report the phase boundaries between majorite, akimotoite (ilmenite), and perovskite in MgSiO3 determined by in situ measurements in a multi-anvil apparatus. We used both gold and platinum as internal pressure standards at high pressure and temperature. Our results obtained at 1400-2000°C, together with previous results obtained at 1000-1200°C by Ono et al. , precisely locate the akimotoite-perovskite transition boundary at P (GPa) = 25.09 - 0.0027 × T (°C), based on the P-V-T equation of state of gold [Anderson et al., 1989]. Our new experimental data show the position of triple point to be 20.0 GPa and 1920°C. The present measurements reconfirm our earlier study [Hirose et al., 2001] that Anderson's gold pressure scale gives slightly higher pressures than the platinum pressure scale proposed either by Jamieson et al.  or Holmes et al. .
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