Direct (dilute) Trace-Element Models

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By combining the mass balance (Chap. 6) and partition coefficient (Chap. 10) concepts, it is possible to derive a range of laws that relate the trace-element composition of a melt to that of its source, the nature and proportion of solid phases (cumulate or restite), etc. Various laws are written to account for different situations (melting, crystallization, mixing; batch or fractional; etc.).


Fractional Crystallization Incompatible Element Fractional Melting Batch Melting Trace Element Fractionation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Czech Geological SurveyPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Université Jean-MonnetSaint-EtienneFrance
  3. 3.Université Blaise-PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  4. 4.GlasgowScotland

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