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Petrolog3: Integrated software for modeling crystallization processes


Danyushevsky, LV and Plechov, P, Petrolog3: Integrated software for modeling crystallization processes, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12, (7) Article Q07021. ISSN 1525-2027 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 by the American Geophysical Union

DOI: doi:10.1029/2011GC003516


This paper introduces Petrolog3, software for modeling (1) fractional and equilibrium crystallization, (2) reverse fractional crystallization at variable pressure, melt oxidation state and melt H2O contents, and (3) postentrapment reequilibration of melt inclusions in olivine. Petrolog3 offers an algorithm that allows calculations with a potentially unlimited number of (1) mineral]melt equilibrium models for major and trace elements and (2) models describing melt physical parameters such as density and viscosity, melt oxidation state, and solubility of fluid components in silicate melts. The current version of the software incorporates 46 mineral]melt equilibrium models for 8 minerals; 3 models describing distribution of trace elements between minerals and melt; 4 models of melt oxidation state; 1 model for H2O solubility in silicate melts; and 4 models describing melt density and viscosity. The idea behind the program is to provide the community of igneous petrologists and geochemists with a user]friendly interface for using any combinations of available mineral]melt equilibrium models for computer simulation of the crystallization process.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:crystallization modelling igneous petrology melt inclusions
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Danyushevsky, LV (Professor Leonid Danyushevsky)
ID Code:74853
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:401
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2011-12-14
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