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Microstructures of Metamorphic Rocks

About the nucleation and growth simulation

We use a computer model, in which a given volume of rock is heated up through the reaction interval, to predict overall reaction rates and microstructures, for comparison with natural examples.

At the end of the run the model generates the crystal size distribution, either the true 3-dimensional one, or, more usefully, as it would appear in a random 2-dimensional slice.

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