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Author Gasparik, Tibor, 1950- author

Title Phase diagrams for geoscientists : an atlas of the earth's interior / Tibor Gasparik
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 462 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Thermodynamic Model and Techniques -- 2. Systems MgO-SiO[subscript 2] -- 3. System MgO-Al[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]-SiO[subscript 2] -- 4. System CaO-MgO-SiO[subscript 2] -- 5. Systems CaO-MgO-Al[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]-SiO[subscript 2] Undersaturated with Silica -- 6. Systems CaO-MgO-Al[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]-SiO[subscript 2] Saturated with Silica -- 7. Systems with Na and Ca at Lithospheric Pressures -- 8. System Na[subscript 2]O-MgO-Al[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]-SiO[subscript 2] -- 9. System Enstatite-Diopside-Jadeite -- 10. Composition and Structure of the Earth's Interior
Summary "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. The results from the high-pressure studies by many other experimental petrologists were also included. The data were 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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-448) and index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed Aug. 29, 2013)
Subject Geochemistry -- Research.
Petrology -- Research.
Mineralogy -- Research.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013936728
ISBN 1461457750
1461457769 (electronic bk.)
9781461457763 (electronic bk.)