About this Research Topic
Different physical and chemical conditions (e.g., pressure, fO2, composition of magma, rock, or mush) provide fundamental controls on the nature of magma-rock-mush interaction. For example, the final rock composition may be influenced, in part, by the degree of equilibrium between magma/melt and minerals. Evidence for equilibrium/disequilibrium relationships are likely be preserved in the rock textures and mineral compositions. Energy and mass transfer are also critical controlling factors; for example, rock partial melting and associated contamination of magma are directly related to enthalpy produced during crystallization of a magmatic system and the ability of anatectic melt to be transported into a magma reservoir.
This Research Topic is devoted to documenting the kinetics and thermodynamics as well as the petrologic and geochemical consequences of magma-rock, melt-rock and melt-mush interactions. Detailed micro-scale and possible nano- to atom-scale investigations (e.g., natural studies and experimental studies) using theoretical, numerical, field-based and experimental approaches that address interactions between magmas, melts, mushes and rocks are welcome. Studies that combine these scales and approaches are particularly encouraged.
Keywords: #CollectionSeries, magma rock interactions, magma mush, mineral dissolution, partial melting, metasomatism, asthenosphere
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