Inherited correlation in crystal size distribution

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doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(2001)029<0227:ICICSD>2.0.CO;2
Authors:Pan, Yucheng
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Hawaii, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Honolulu, HI, United States
Volume Title:Geology (Boulder)
Source:Geology (Boulder), 29(3), p.227-230. Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States. ISSN: 0091-7613
Publication Date:2001
Note:In English. Univ. Hawaii, Sch. Ocean and Earth Sci. and Technol., Contrib. No. 5295. 23 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:Crystal size distribution analysis has been applied extensively to chemical engineering and geosciences. Here I show that crystal size distribution analysis is based on the inherited correlation of -3ln(L) versus L, where L is crystal size and is therefore flawed. All features and problems of crystal size distribution analysis, including why it has seemingly produced reasonable results, can be explained by this inherited correlation with modifications from crystal mass and shape.
Subjects:Crystalline rocks; Crystals; Petrology; Size distribution; Textures; Theoretical studies
Abstract Numbers:01M/4414
Record ID:2001021648
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
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