Can we predict how trace element partitioning will change with pressure?

Date & time

12.30–1.30pm 10 February 2017

Location

Ringwood Room, J4, RSES

Speakers

Eleanor Mare (RSES, ANU)

Contacts

 Michael Anenburg
 0451 406 232

"Fun" with equations of state!

My Ge olivine-melt partitioning experiments show that Ge becomes more enriched in the melt at higher pressures. However, if we try to predict the pressure effect using thermodynamics, we'd predict the opposite. I think this reflects the changing coordination of Ge in the melt. So how can we incorporate an understanding of coordination changes into our predictions?

 

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