Viscosity of liquid albite, a network material

D. Cranmer, D. R. Uhlmann

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The viscosity of liquid albite (NaAlSi3O8) has been determined over the temperature range 800-1000°C. The results are combined with data obtained at higher temperatures to obtain the overall log η versus 1 T relation. The relation indicates Arrhenian behavior, with an apparent activation energy of ∼95 kcal mol-1. By comparing the viscous flow behavior of albite with that of the other materials, including SiO2, GeO2 and B2O3, it is suggested that liquid albite is a random network of SiO4 and AlO4 tetrahedra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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