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The pressure dependence of the zirconium-in-rutile thermometer

Tomkins, Helen; Powell, Roger; Ellis, David


The solubility of ZrO2 in rutile is strongly temperature-dependent and has been identified as a potentially powerful thermometer when the rutile coexists with an appropriate buffer assemblage, e.g. zircon + quartz. In combination with experimental data at 10 kbar, previous consideration of data on natural rutile has not identified a pressure dependence for the thermometer. However, the expected volume change as a result of substitution of the larger Zr4+ cation for Ti4+ suggests that the Zr...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Metamorphic Geology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2007.00724.x


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