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Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists

An Atlas of the Earth’s Interior

Gasparik, Tibor

Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003, XI, 463 p.

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  • Largest collection of calculated phase diagrams published so far
  • Development of an internally consistent thermodynamic model

The book summarizes the author's experimental studies of phase relations in the chemical systems relevant to Earth, carried out in a time period of over 20 years using piston-cylinder and multi-avil presses. A summary of the research at high pressures and temperatures carried out by many other experimental petrologists is also included. The data was used to develop an internally consistent thermodynamic model, which was then used to calculate phase diagrams. This produced the largest collection of the calculated phase diagrams published so far, encompassing for the first time the temperature and pressure ranges corresponding to the whole upper mantle.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Atlas - Geoinformationssysteme - High-pressure experiments - Inclusions in diamonds - Phase-diagrams - Thermodynamic model - Upper mantle

Related subjects » Geology - Geophysics & Geodesy - Physical Chemistry

Table of contents 

1 Thermodynamic Model and Techniques.- 2 System MgO-SiO2.- 3 System MgO-Al2O3-SiO2.- 4 System CaO-MgO-SiO2.- 5 System CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Undersaturated with Silica.- 6 System CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Saturated with Silica.- 7 Systems with Na and Ca at Lithospheric Pressures.- 8 System Na2O-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2.- 9 System Enstatite-Diopside-Jadeite.- 10 Composition and Structure of the Earth’s Interior.- References.- Author’s Articles.- Other References.

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