Al coordination changes in high-pressure aluminosilicate liquids

Jeffery Yarger, K. H. Smith, R. A. Nieman, J. Diefenbacher, George Wolf, B. T. Poe, P. F. McMillan

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Understanding the effect of pressure on aluminosilicate glass and liquid structure is critical to understanding magma flow at depth. Aluminum coordination has been predicted by mineral phase analysis and molecular dynamic calculations to change with increasing pressure. Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of glasses quenched from high pressure provide clear evidence for an increase in the average coordination of Al with pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1964-1967
Number of pages4
Issue number5244
StatePublished - Dec 22 1995


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Yarger, J., Smith, K. H., Nieman, R. A., Diefenbacher, J., Wolf, G., Poe, B. T., & McMillan, P. F. (1995). Al coordination changes in high-pressure aluminosilicate liquids. Science, 270(5244), 1964-1967.