Model for evaluating and predicting thermal expansivity at high temperatures for geophysical minerals
In the present communication, a new relationship for temperature dependence of thermal expansivity at high temperatures has been reported. The relation is acquired on the ground of high-temperature experimental data collected by Anderson for six geophysical minerals, viz. NaCl, KCl, MgO, CaO,Mg 2SiO 4 and Grossular Garnet. According to the present study, the thermal expansivity varies exponentially with temperature above the Debye temperature. The model projected in the present study is valuable to predict data on thermal expansivity in the high-temperature domain where experimental data have not been found so far.