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The structure of silicate glasses and melts

Grant S. Henderson, Georges Calas and Jonathan F. Stebbins
The structure of silicate glasses and melts
Elements (October 2006) 2 (5): 269-273


Much progress has been made in elucidating the complex structures of silicate glasses and melts. X-ray and neutron scattering, spectroscopy, and theoretical calculations now provide a reasonably clear picture of many aspects of the short-range structure of glasses (which approximates the melt structure at the glass transition temperature). Critical effects of redox conditions and volatiles on structure have been clarified. Qualitatively, links between structure and properties such as molar volume, entropy, cation partitioning, and viscosity have been established, but quantitative connections remain challenging. Effects of temperature and pressure on structure have been the subject of much recent work.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 2
Serial Issue: 5
Title: The structure of silicate glasses and melts
Affiliation: University of Toronto, Department of Geology, Toronto, ON, Canada
Pages: 269-273
Published: 200610
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 31
Accession Number: 2007-042010
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Universite de Paris VI, FRA, FranceStanford University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200711
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