We have analyzed the kinetics of hydrogen diffusion in ferromagnesian olivine by measuring the O-H distribution in single crystals annealed under hydrothermal conditions. The hydrogen concentration evolves toward an equilibrium value in two stages. First, hydrogen diffuses rapidly (D11 ≃ 10-10 m2/s at 1000 °C) into olivine probably charge compensated by a flux of polarons or of electrons. The resultant metastable equilibrium concentration of hydrogen is directly related to the imposed hydrogen fugacity and to the preexisting concentration of intrinsic point defects; except for electronic species, intrinsic defects diffuse significantly more slowly than hydrogen. Second, hydrogen and intrinsic point defects such as metal vacancies diffuse more slowly (DVMe ≃ 10-12 m2/s at 1000 °C) into or out of the olivine as the concentrations of all defect species evolve toward equilibrium with the imposed thermochemical environment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie|
|State||Published - 1998|
- Point defects