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Fluorine Partitioning Between Nominally Anhydrous Minerals (Olivine, Clinopyroxene, and Plagioclase) and Silicate Melt using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Newly Synthesized Basaltic Fluorine Microanalytical Glass Standards

Abstract Fluorine (F) is a volatile constituent of magmas and hydrous mantle minerals. Compared to other volatile species, F is highly soluble in silicate melts, allowing F to remain in the melt during magma differentiation and rendering F less subject to disturbance during degassing upon magma ascent. Hence, the association between fluorine in basalts and fluorine in the mantle source region is more robust than for other volatile species. The ionic radius of F- is similar to that of OH- and O2-, and F may substitute for hydroxyl and oxygen in silicate minerals and melt. Fluorine is also incorporated at trace levels within nominally anhydrous minerals (NAMs) such as olivine, clinopyroxene, and plagioclase. Investigating the geochemical behavior of F... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Guggino, Steve Nelson (Author) / Hervig, Richard L (Advisor) / Donald, Burt M (Committee member) / Amanda, Clarke B (Committee member) / Lynda, Williams B (Committee member) / Stanley, Williams N (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Petrology / Geochemistry / Mineralogy / Fluorine / Fluorine Partitioning / Microanalytical Reference Materials / Nominally Anhydrous Minerals / Partition Coefficient / Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 266 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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