Structural and chemical complexity of minerals: correlations and time evolution

  title={Structural and chemical complexity of minerals: correlations and time evolution},
  author={Sergey V. Krivovichev and Vladimir G. Krivovichev and Robert M. Hazen},
  journal={European Journal of Mineralogy},
Correlations between chemical and structural complexities of minerals were analysed using a total of 4962 datasets on the chemical compositions and 3989 datasets on the crystal structures of minerals. The amounts of structural and chemical Shannon information per atom and per unit cell or formula unit were calculated using the approach proposed by Krivovichev with no H-correction for the minerals with unknown H positions. Statistical analysis shows that there are strong and positive… 

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