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The crystal/melt partitioning of V during mantle melting as a function of oxygen fugacity compared with some other elements (Al, P, Ca, Sc, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ga, Y, Zr and Nb)

Mallmann, Guilherme; O'Neill, Hugh

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Vanadium exists in multiple valence states in silicate and oxide systems, namely V2+, V3+, V4+ and V5+. This special characteristic has been exploited in several ways to estimate the redox conditions of high-temperature planetary processes, such as partial melting and core formation. However, the use of V as a universal redox indicator (i.e. suitable for the entire range of oxygen fugacities found in the inner Solar System) requires precise knowledge of the partitioning of all of its several...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53204
Source: Journal of Petrology
DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egp053

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