Calorimetric studies of crystalline and glassy high pressure phases.

A. Navrotsky, H. Fukuyam, P. K. Davies

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The enthalpies of phase transformation can be combined with free energies obtained from high pressure experiments to obtain accurate estimates of entropies of transition and independent assessment of pressure-temperature slopes. Transitions in the systems CoO- SiO2, 'FeO'-SiO2, and MgO-GeO2 have been studied by calorimetry, and the thermochemical and phase equilibrium data are in good agreement for the olivine-spinel transition, and stability fields of alpha , beta , and gamma -Co2SiO4, and the formation and breakdown of pyroxene. However, some discrepancies exist between calculated and experimental P-T slopes of spinel disproportionation reactions. Conclusions concerning crystal chemical systematics are drawn from NaC1-CsC1, DELTA SoC is not constant but varies strongly with DELTA VoC. The calorimetric data argue against any major changes in glass structure (coordination number) in these high pressure glasses.-Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-477
Number of pages13
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1982

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  • Environmental Science(all)
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