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Phase Behaviour of Ices and Hydrates

Fortes, AD; Choukroun, M; (2010) Phase Behaviour of Ices and Hydrates. In: UNSPECIFIED (185 - 218). SPRINGER

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Abstract

The primary volatile 'rock-forming' minerals in the icy satellites of the outer solar system include water-ice and various hydrated crystals of methane and ammonia. The rich polymorphism of these substances as a function of pressure and temperature are described in this chapter. This polymorphism has a fundamental influence on the exchange of mass and energy between the core and the surface of icy satellites. We describe the current state-of-the-art in our understanding of the high pressure phase behaviour and the measurements of thermoelastic and transport properties of these substances. In addition we describe the structures and properties of hydrated phases of methanol, sulfuric acid, and various sulfate salts.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Phase Behaviour of Ices and Hydrates
DOI:10.1007/s11214-010-9633-3
Keywords:Water ice, Methane clathrate, Ammonia, Methanol, Sulfuric acid, Sulfates, Polymorphism, Phase relations, NEUTRON POWDER DIFFRACTION, AMMONIA-WATER SYSTEM, HIGH-PRESSURE PHASE, OUTER SOLAR-SYSTEM, EQUATION-OF-STATE, METHANE CLATHRATE HYDRATE, SULFURIC-ACID-SOLUTIONS, X-RAY-DIFFRACTION, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE, ICY SATELLITES
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences

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