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Main Title Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists An Atlas of the Earth's Interior / [electronic resource] :
Author Gasparik, Tibor.
Publisher Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number QE33.2.S82
ISBN 9781461457763
Subjects Geography ; Chemistry, Physical organic ; Geochemistry ; GeologyxMathematics ; Mineralogy ; Planetology
Internet Access
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Edition 2nd ed. 2014.
Collation XI, 462 p. 113 illus., 112 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes 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 -- 11 References -- 12 Subject Index. Now incorporating full color phase diagrams, this book summarizes the results of the experimental studies of phase relations in the chemical systems relevant to Earth, carried out by the author in a time period of over 20 years between 1979 and 2001. It is based on 1000 piston-cylinder experiments at pressures up to 4 GPa, and close to 700 experiments carried out with a multi-anvil apparatus at pressures up to 24 GPa. This is the largest published collection of calculated phase diagrams for the chemical systems relevant to Earth. This is also the first time that the phase relations at the relatively low pressures of the lithospheric mantle, mainly applicable to the experimental thermobarometry of metamorphic rocks and mantle xenoliths, are seamlessly integrated with the phase relations of the sublithospheric upper mantle and the uppermost lower mantle, primarily applicable to inclusions in diamond and shocked meteorites. "Tibor Gasparik has devoted his career to determining the high-pressure, high-temperature phase relations of the geologically important Sodium-Calcium-Magnesium-Aluminium-Silicon (NCMAS) oxide system. This book is his opus magnum, summarizing more than 1700 experiments in over 120 figures. ... I have found Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists to be a useful first port-of-call for finding the P-T stability fields ... and I can recommend the book as a reference for geoscientists requiring an overview of the stable phase assemblages in the top 700 km of the Earth." (David Dobson, Geological Magazine, Vol. 142 (2), 2005)
Place Published New York, NY
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2014
BIB Level m
Medium computer
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Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131026200424
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03705nam a22005295i 45