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Metamorphic Crystallization (Paperback)

Ralph Kretz

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ISBN 10: 0471942146 / ISBN 13: 9780471942146
Edité par John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1994
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Metamorphic Crystallization investigates the upper regions of the crystalline Earth, where countless solid-state chemical changes have taken place during the long history of the planet. The exploration proceeds in five stages. Firstly, a brief reminder of the importance of field, microscopic, and experimental phase-equilibrium results in metamorphic studies is given, followed by a review of classical thermodynamics as applied to minerals. Different kinds of mineral equilibria are defined, and representative natural and experimental examples of each kind are examined. The kinetics of reactions involving crystals (reaction rate, diffusion, nucleation, crystal growth), referring to certain experiments that have provided information on these microprocesses, are reviewed. Finally, the granular microstructure of natural samples (crystal shape, size, spatial distribution) together with chemical data are examined, and an interpretation of these observations in terms of mineral kinetics is pursued. This exploration intends to leave the reader more appreciative of changes which occur within the Earth, and more interested in the application of thermodynamics and kinetics in the study of these changes. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780471942146

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Titre : Metamorphic Crystallization (Paperback)

Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1994

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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Metamorphic Crystallization investigates the upper regions of the crystalline Earth, where countless solid-state chemical changes have taken place during the long history of the planet. The exploration proceeds in five stages. Firstly, a brief reminder of the importance of field, microscopic, and experimental phase-equilibrium results in metamorphic studies is given, followed by a review of classical thermodynamics as applied to minerals. Different kinds of mineral equilibria are defined, and representative natural and experimental examples of each kind are examined. The kinetics of reactions involving crystals (reaction rate, diffusion, nucleation, crystal growth), referring to certain experiments that have provided information on these microprocesses, are reviewed. Finally, the granular microstructure of natural samples (crystal shape, size, spatial distribution) together with chemical data are examined, and an interpretation of these observations in terms of mineral kinetics is pursued. This exploration intends to leave the reader more appreciative of changes which occur within the Earth, and more interested in the application of thermodynamics and kinetics in the study of these changes.

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Briefly examines traditional methods and common materials of metamorphic studies, followed by a detailed survey of natural crystals and crystal assemblies. Reviews thermodynamics as applied to mineral systems and describes several types of mineral reactions in terms of chemical equilibrium. Discusses mineral kinetics drawing frequently on results obtained in physical chemistry and metallurgy, where many kinds of granular microstructure are examined for the data they convey regarding metamorphic processes.

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