Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists: An Atlas of the Earth's Interior by Tibor GasparikPhase Diagrams for Geoscientists: An Atlas of the Earth's Interior by Tibor Gasparik

Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists: An Atlas of the Earth's Interior

byTibor Gasparik

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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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 - riod 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.The emphasis in these studies was on internal consistency.Large sets of data were produced using the same sample assembly,high-pressure apparatus,experimental procedures and calibrations by the same experimentalist to maximize the internal consistency. The results were published in 69 peer-reviewed articles listed at the end of the book.These are referenced only by the corresponding number,while the full r- erence is given for all other sources. The need for a summary,possibly in the form of a book,had become evident early on in the course of these studies,since it was impossible to publish int- mediate results of separate research projects within the framework of an int- nally consistent thermodynamic model, while the work was still in progress.
Title:Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists: An Atlas of the Earth's InteriorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:463 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642055346

ISBN - 13:9783642055348


Table of Contents

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.- References.- Author's Articles.- Other References.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"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)