Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists

An Atlas of the Earth’s Interior

  • Tibor Gasparik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 429-463

About this book


The book summarizes the author's experimental studies of phase relations in the chemical systems relevant to Earth, carried out in a time period of over 20 years using piston-cylinder and multi-avil presses. A summary of the research at high pressures and temperatures carried out by many other experimental petrologists is also included. The data was used to develop an internally consistent thermodynamic model, which was then used to calculate phase diagrams. This produced the largest collection of the calculated phase diagrams published so far, encompassing for the first time the temperature and pressure ranges corresponding to the whole upper mantle.


Atlas Geoinformationssysteme High-pressure experiments Inclusions in diamonds Phase-diagrams Thermodynamic model Upper mantle

Authors and affiliations

  • Tibor Gasparik
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  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05534-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-38352-9
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