On parameterizing thermodynamic descriptions of minerals for petrological calculations

Powell, R. and White, R.W. and Green, E.C.R. and Holland, T. J. B. and Diener, J.F.A. (2014) On parameterizing thermodynamic descriptions of minerals for petrological calculations. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32 (3). pp. 245-260. ISSN 02634929 DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jmg.12070

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A new regularization approach, termed micro-ϕ, is outlined for parameterizing activity–composition (a–x) relations and other aspects of the thermodynamic descriptions of minerals for petrological calculations. In the context of the symmetric formalism, a formulation of a–x relations that is easily generalizable to multi-component minerals, parameterization with micro-ϕ extends from where there are good data available to constrain, for example, interaction energies, to where there are little or no data. This involves decomposing the interaction energies, which are macroscopic between end-members, into their microscopic components involving interactions between elements on sites. Micro-ϕ involves heuristics to simplify and approximate these microscopic interaction energies prior to their reassembly as macroscopic interaction energies. Micro-ϕ also allows parameterization of Fe2+–Mg order–disorder between the sites of minerals. Application of micro-ϕ is illustrated by making a thermodynamic description of chlorite in FeO–MgO–Al2O3–SiO2–H2O–O, FMASHO. Micro-ϕ has been developed for use with the significant upgrade of the Holland & Powell internally consistent thermodynamic data set which required the re-evaluation of a–x relations of several common rock-forming minerals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2014AREP; IA67;
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Volume: 32
Page Range: pp. 245-260
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/jmg.12070
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 12:53
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 15:55
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3053

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