Solute partitioning under continuous cooling conditions as a cooling rate indicator.

P. I.K. Onorato, R. W. Hopper, H. Yinnon, D. R. Uhlmann, L. A. Taylor, J. R. Garrison, R. Hunter

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A mathematical model is given for the concentration profile as a function of time, including a T-dependent partitioning of the solute between the two phases. It is illustrated by the partitioning of zirconia between ilmenite and ulvospinel. The cooling rates of a suite of Apollo 15 Elbow Crater gabbros are calculated and the implications are discussed. -K.A.R.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9511-9518
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of geophysical research
Issue numberB10
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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