12.480 | Fall 2006 | Graduate
Thermodynamics for Geoscientists

Lecture Notes

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Part I: Solution properties of silicate minerals
1 Ideal solutions

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2 Non-ideal solutions (PDF)
3 Alkali and plagioclase feldspars solution models (PDF)
4 Alkali and plagioclase feldspars solution models (cont.)

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5

Introduction to pyroxene thermometry

Diopside - Enstatite

See Lec #4
6 Thermodynamic properties of multi-site mineral solutions - Homogeneous equilibria (PDF)
7 Pyroxene thermometry II, the quad (PDF)
8-9 Spinels, rhombohedral oxides and T-ƒO2 relations  
Part II: Heterogeneous equilibria in geologic systems
10 Heterogeneous equilibria in two - and three-component systems (PDF)
11 Liquidus diagrams - Liquidus boundaries (PDF)
12 Liquidus diagrams - Degeneracies and natural examples (PDF)
13 Liquidus diagrams - Thermodynamic controls on boundaries (PDF)
14 Schreinemaker’s analysis - Multi-component systems (PDF)
15 Choosing components - Representations of composition space

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16 Heterogeneous reactions - The Gibbs method (PDF)
17 Solution models for silicate melts-simple systems  
18 Solution models for silicate melts-multicomponent systems  
19 Thermodynamic models of multicomponent systems - MELTS  
20 Mixed volatile equilibria P-T-XCO2-XH2O  
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