Mineralogy and Experimental Petrology

Current Projects (Robert)

NSF RUI: Melt viscosities in silica-undersaturated systems
  • Effect of fluorine on viscosity or mixed Na-K  and Mg-K aluminosilicate melts.
  • Effect of Na-K mixing in aluminosilicate melts
  • Configurational entropy modeling of viscosity
Effect of water on the viscosity and heat capacity of calc-alkaline magmas
  • Building an empirical model of the effect of water on the viscosity of magmas in subduction zones
  • Configurational entropy modeling of viscosity