Shock wave equation of state of muscovite

T. Sekine, A. M. Rubin, T. J. Ahrens

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Shock wave data to provide an equation of state of muscovite (initial density: 2.835 g/cm3) were determined up to a pressure of 141 GPa. The shock velocity (Us) versus particle velocity (Up) data are fit with a single linear relationship: Us=4.62(±0.12) +1.27(±0.04)Up (km/s). Third-order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state parameters (isentropic bulk modulus and isentropic pressure derivative of bulk modulus) are Kos=52±4GPa and K′os=3.2±0.3. The pressure-temperature relation along the Hugoniot suggests that muscovite may dehydrate to KA1Si3O8(hollandite), corundum, and water, with a small volume change, above 80 GPa. Thermodynamic calculations of the equilibrium pressure for the dehydration yields a significantly lower value. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19,675-19,680
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberB12
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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