Some Elastic Constant Data on Minerals Relevant to Geophysics

  1. Thomas J. Shankland and
  2. Jay D. Bass
  1. Orson L. Anderson1,
  2. Edward Schreiber1,
  3. Robert C. Liebermann1 and
  4. Naohiro Soga2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP026p0237

Elastic Properties and Equations of State

Elastic Properties and Equations of State

How to Cite

Anderson, O. L., Schreiber, E., Liebermann, R. C. and Soga, N. (1988) Some Elastic Constant Data on Minerals Relevant to Geophysics, in Elastic Properties and Equations of State (eds T. J. Shankland and J. D. Bass), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/SP026p0237

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York 10964

  2. 2

    Rice University, Houston, Texas 77001

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902401

Online ISBN: 9781118664971

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Keywords:

  • Anisotropy and porosity;
  • Elastic constants;
  • Grüneisen parameter;
  • Isotropic physical properties;
  • Polycrystalline specimens;
  • Single-crystal specimens

Summary

Measurements of the elastic constants and related pressure and temperature derivatives of ten compounds of interest to geophysical and geochemical theories are reported and analyzed. We discuss the corrections that are expected from effects of anisotropy and porosity and conclude that polycrystalline samples with porosities of 4% are not adequate for reliable acoustic measurements. We find that two anharmonic parameters, γth and δSs, are independent of temperature at high temperature, and we use this result to estimate the temperature derivative of the bulk modulus at high temperatures. We present a number of correlations between the elastic constants and illustrate their use by attempting to predict the unmeasured elastic properties of fayalite.