Textural Equilibrium in Layered Igneous Rocks

@inproceedings{Hunter1987TexturalEI,
  title={Textural Equilibrium in Layered Igneous Rocks},
  author={Robert H. Hunter},
  year={1987}
}
Rocks of many layered intrusions, adcumulate rocks in particular, are in local textural equilibrium; the shape and contiguity of grains are controlled by surface energies. Existing cumulus theory takes no account of the effects of surface energy in determining the textures which form in layered intrusions. Textural equilibrium involves the balance and minimisation of local interface energies. At equilibrium, grain boundaries possess constant curvature and dihedral angles at triple junctions… CONTINUE READING

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