12.479 | Spring 2013 | Graduate

Trace-Element Geochemistry

Lecture Notes

1 Beginnings of geochemistry (PDF)
2 Thermodynamic consideration of TE solid solutions (PDF)
3 Partition coefficient (PDF)
4 Ionic model for bonding and the role of ionic radii in understanding the partitioning of trace elements between phases (PDF)
5 Nomenclature for trace element classification (PDF)
6 Determination of partition coefficients (PDF)

Determination of partition coefficients: discussion of experimental approach (PDF)

Appendix (PDF)

8 More examples of experimental approaches for determination of TE partition coefficients (PDF)
9 Trace element abundance variations in simple melt-solid systems (PDF)
10 Fractional crystallization (PDF)
11 Fractional melting (PDF)
12 Complex melting models (PDF)
13 Constraints on melt models arising from disequilibrium in the Th-U decay system (PDF)
14 Ion exchange chromatography (PDF)


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