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The previous twenty years have witnessed a revolution within the earth sciences. The quantitative, instrument-based measurements and actual versions of. geophysics, including advances in know-how, have noticeably remodeled the best way the Earth, and particularly its crust, is defined. The research of the magnetism of the rocks of the Earth's crust has performed a massive half during this transformation. Rocks, or extra particularly their constituent magnetic minerals, will be considered as a measuring device supplied by way of nature, which might be hired within the carrier of the earth sciences. therefore magnetic minerals are a recording magnetometer; a goniometer or protractor, recording the instructions of flows, fields and forces; a clock; a recording thermometer; a place recorder; astrain gauge; an software for geo­ logical surveying; a tracer in climatology and hydrology; a device in petrology. No device is linear, or loose from noise and systematic mistakes, and the functionality of nature's tool has to be assessed and licensed. This has been the duty of the examine employee in rock and mineral magnetism.

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0583[Fe~ +] [Fe~ +] [Fe~ +] [Fei +] and ionic concentrations are per formula unit. 4/a)13 where a is the cell edge in A. This factor is mainly to take into account a presumed contraction and expansion of the Fe 3 +-0 and Fe 2 +-0 distances as cell edge varies with composition. However, the cell edge parameter, as experimentally determined, is a satistic, and on a simple 'rigid sphere' model the individual action-anion distances remain invariant, although the average value may change. Exchange constants would therefore also be invariant.

The various possible paths by which the oxide system evolves during cooling may be described using the phase diagram of the titanomagnetite solid solution (Fig. 11). The diagram is based on studies of simple synthetic materials and is an approximation of the characteristics of the more complicated natural multicomponent titanomagnetites. 6. - .... 6, 0 < z < 1. 24 ROCK AND MINERAL MAGNETISM and the solidus. As temperature falls further the eompositions of the eoexisting liquid and erystallizing solid lie at the interseetions of horizontal tie-lines with the liquidus and solidus eurves.

3). g. Cr3+) can be understood. A zero site preference of Fe3+ and a sm all octahedral site preference of Fe 2 + emerges from this electrostatic description. An extension of this description to one which includes a combination of the oxygen p orbitals and the metal 3d orbitals to form molecular orbitals provides a reason for the observed preference of Fe 3 + for tetrahedral symmetry in spinels. 2 Exchange Although the magnetic moments of the atomic magnets are minute, magnetic materials can be used to powerful and dramatic effect in the large-scale world.

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