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Melting relations in the Fe-rich portion of the system FeFeS at 30 kb pressure

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

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Abstract

The melting relations of FeFeS mixtures covering the composition range from Fe to Fe67S33 have been determined at 30 kb pressure. The phase relations are similar to those at low pressure. The eutectic has a composition of Fe72.9S27.1 and a temperature of 990??C. Solubility of S in Fe at elevated temperatures at 30 kb is of the same order of magnitude as at low pressure. Sulfur may have significantly lowered the melting point of iron in the upper mantle during the period of coalescence of metal prior to core formation in the primitive earth. ?? 1969.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Melting relations in the Fe-rich portion of the system FeFeS at 30 kb pressure
Series title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume
6
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
First page:
479
Last page:
482