The purpose of this short course is to examine the relations among the microscopic structure of minerals and their microscopic thermodynamic properties. Understanding the micro-to-macro relations provides a rigorous theoretical foundation for formulation of energy relations. With such a foundation, measured parameters can be understood, and extrapolation and prediction of thermodynamic properties beyond the range of measurement can be done with more confidence than if only empirical relations are used.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Reviews in Mineralogy|
|Publisher||Mineralogical Soc of America|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology