Susan Werner Kieffer, Alexandra Navrotsky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The purpose of this short course is to examine the relations among the microscopic structure of minerals and their microscopic thermodynamic properties. Understanding the micro-to-macro relations provides a rigorous theoretical foundation for formulation of energy relations. With such a foundation, measured parameters can be understood, and extrapolation and prediction of thermodynamic properties beyond the range of measurement can be done with more confidence than if only empirical relations are used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReviews in Mineralogy
PublisherMineralogical Soc of America
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0939950189
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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