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solid solution

a mixture of metals, which form a single phase system and in which the atoms are scattered randomly throughout the crystal structure (space lattice). Metals are miscible in the liquid state and remain completely mixed on solidification.
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Petrology of the Lake George granodiorite stock, New Brunswick: implications for crystallization conditions, volatile exsolution, and W-Mo-Au-Sb mineralization.
This hypothesis is illustrated by a series of mathematical equations that Burnham (1983) used to model the energy released from the exsolution of water in rhyolitic magma.
The principal factor controlling the exsolution is the diffusivity (D) of water in a melt; diffusivity is inversely dependant on viscosity ([eta]) and viscosity is inversely dependant on the water content of the melt (Burnham, 1967).
The compositions of coexisting magnetite and ilmenite can be used to estimate liquidus temperatures and oxygen fugacity (Andersen and Lindsley, 1988) of magmas, although subsolidus exsolution produces intergrowths that complicate application of the geothermometer/oxygen barometer in slowly cooled, coarse-grained rocks.
This, together with volatile exsolution, which creates buoyant magma, allows evolved magma to erupt.