The effect of CO2 and H2O on Etna and Fondo Riccio (Phlegrean Fields) liquid viscosity, glass transition temperature and heat capacity

Abstract : Viscosity (η), glass transition (Tg) and heat capacity (Cp) of Etna trachybasalt and Fondo Riccio latite (Phlegrean Fields, Italy) were determined at low and high temperature for dry, hydrous and CO2 bearing samples. High temperature experiments have been performed in the range of 1499 to 1700 K by concentric cylinder measurements, while low temperature experiments were carried out in the interval between 633 and 1093 K using the micropenetration technique. Glass transition temperature, glassy and liquid heat capacities were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) up to 955 K. The H2O content in the melts ranged from nominally dry to 6.32 wt%, while CO2 ranged from 229 to 1907 ppm. We combined low- and high-temperature viscosities and parameterized them by the use of a modified Vogel-Fulcher-Tamman equation, which accommodates the non-Arrhenian temperature dependence of melt viscosity. Experimental measurements show that melt viscosity decreases with increasing temperature, water and CO2 content. For latitic samples at 893 K, the introduction of CO2 (up to 732 ppm) decreases the liquid viscosity up to one order of magnitude with respect to the measured viscosity for H2O-bearing liquid. Moreover, the results of calorimetric measurements indicate that the glass transition temperature decreases with increasing volatiles content (H2O + CO2). The glass transition temperature decreases by about 25 K by adding up to 1907 ppm of CO2 in the trachybasaltic samples. No appreciable effect on glassy [Cpg (Tg)] and liquid (Cpliq) heat capacity was observed with the addition of water and CO2. Structural and volcanological implication (i.e. volatiles speciation and melt fragility) for water and CO2 dissolution in silicate melts are discussed in light of the presented results.
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D. Di Genova, C. Romano, Marina Alletti, V. Misiti, Piergiorgio Scarlato. The effect of CO2 and H2O on Etna and Fondo Riccio (Phlegrean Fields) liquid viscosity, glass transition temperature and heat capacity. Chemical Geology, Elsevier, 2014, 377, pp.72-86. ⟨10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.04.001⟩. ⟨insu-00985671⟩

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