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Growth, Dissolution and Pattern Formation in Geosystems

Edited By: Bjorn Jamtveit and Paul Meakin

409 pages, B/w illus, figs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #107447 | ISBN: 0412832402
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This text is based on the 1997 Kongsberg seminar, organized by the Department of Geology at the University of Oslo. The seminar brought together scientists from various disciplines involved in the study of growth and dissolution of minerals and pattern formation in geosystems. The volume includes several chapters dealing with non-equilibrium growth processes and pattern formation, which have recently become recognized as much more common in geological systems than hitherto thought. The multidisciplinary context of this book should promote cross-fertilization of ideas in a rapidly developing area that has a wide range of important applications in mineralogy and petrology as well as in other areas of science and technology.


Preface. List of Contributors. 1. Growth, Dissolution and Pattern Formation in Geosystems; B. Jamtveit, P. Meakin. 2. Crystal Growth and Morphology: A Multi-Faceted Approach; P. Bennema, et al. 3. Crystal Growth and Intracrystalline Zonation Patterns in Hydrothermal Environments; B. Jamtveit. 4. Branching and Oscillatory Patterns in Plagioclase and Mississippi-Valley Type Sphalerite Deposits; I. L'Heureux, A.D. Fowler. 5. Numerical Modeling of Calcite Coarsening in the Aureoles of En Echelon Dikes: Analysis of the Kinetic Control of Isograd Geometry in Compact Metamorphism; R. Joesten, S.R. van Horn. 6. Surface Structural Controls on Trace Element Incorporation during Crystal Growth; R.J. Reeder, J. Rakovan. 7. Nonequilibrium Growth of Crystals from Supersaturated Solutions; E. Raz, et al. 8. The Diffusion-Limited Aggregation Model and Geological Pattern Formation; P. Meakin. 9. Spontaneous Pattern Formation in Metallic and Ceramic Materials; J.S. Kirkaldy. 10. Pigment Patterns on Sea Shells -- A Beautiful Case of Biological Pattern Formation; H. Meinhardt. 11. Biogenic Silica: A Model of Amorphous Structure Control; C.C. Perry. 12. A Comparison of Forsterite and Enstatite Dissolution Rates and Mechanisms; E.H. Oelkers. 13. Structural Evolution of the Mineral Surface During Dissolution Probed with Synchrotron X-Ray Techniques; R.A. Wogelius, et al. 14. Surface Area of Primary Silicate Minerals; S.L. Brantley, et al. 15. Evolution of Pore Structure and Permeability of Rocks in Laboratory Experiments; B. Evans, et al. 16. On Mechanisms and Kinetics of Creep by Intergranular Pressure Solution; S. de Meer, C.J. Spiers. 17. Metamorphism of Marbles: Role of Feedbacks between Reaction, Fluid Flow, Pore Pressure and Creep; V.N. Balashov, et al. 18. An Overview of Factors Controlling Rates of Compaction, Fluid Generation and Flow in Sedimentary Basins; K. Bjorlykke. Appendix: Flow in Homogeneous Sedimentary Basins. References. Index.

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