Effect of carbon dioxide on the viscosity of a melt of jadeite composition at high pressure

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    • SUZUKI Akio
    • Department of Earth Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University


<p>Viscosity is one of the important transport properties controlling the migration of magma in the Earth's interior. Experimental and geochemical studies have shown that magma is generated in the deep interior in the presence of CO<sub>2</sub>. However, our knowledge of the effect of CO<sub>2</sub> on the viscosity of magma (silicate melt) is limited. In this work, the viscosity of a molten jadeite composition containing 0.5 wt% CO<sub>2</sub> was measured under high pressure. We observed that in the presence of CO<sub>2</sub>, the viscosity was one to two orders of magnitude lower than without CO<sub>2</sub>.</p>


  • Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences

    Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 113(1), 47-50, 2018

    Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences


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