trace-element fractionation

Related Overviews


'trace-element fractionation' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Earth Sciences and Geography


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The redistribution (fractionation) of elements between solid and liquid phases caused by heating and partial melting, and which also takes place in crystallization. For example, fractionation of trace elements apparently occurs in chondritic meteorites during the formation of chondrules (small molten droplets produced by heating and melting in outer space which are subsequently quenched).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.