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Neuville, Daniel R.; Courtial, Philippe; Dingwell, Donald B. and Richet, Pascal (1993): Thermodynamic and rheological properties of rhyolite and andesite melts. In: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Vol. 113, No. 4: pp. 572-581 [PDF, 1MB]

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The heat capacities of a rhyolite and an andesite glass and liquid have been investigated from relative-enthalpy measurements made between 400 and 1800 K. For the glass phases, the experimental data agree with empirical models of calculation of the heat capacity. For the liquid phases, the agreement is less good owing to strong interactions between alkali metals and aluminum, which are not currently accounted for by empirical heat capacity models. The viscosity of both liquids has been measured from the glass transition to 1800 K. The temperature dependence of the viscosity is quantitatively related to the configurational heat capacity (determined calorimetrically) through the configurational entropy theory of relaxation processes. For both rhyolite and andesite melts, the heat capacity and viscosity do not differ markedly from those obtained by additive modeling from components with mineral compositions.

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