Heat Transport in Geologic Media: What We Can Learn in the Laboratory

  • M. L. Linvill
  • R. O. Pohl


Based on a study of a variety of minerals of the feldspar and the pyroxene groups, it is suggested that lamellar structures with a spacing of the order of tens of Å are responsible for the low thermal conductivity observed in these minerals above 100 K.


Thermal Conductivity Lamellar Structure Rock Salt Phonon Scattering Amorphous Solid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Linvill
    • 1
  • R. O. Pohl
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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