GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Andesite Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.00344 0.0185 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Andesite Plagioclase 19 K     0.0837 0.137 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Andesite-Basalt Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.00839 0.0271 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Andesite-Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 19 K     0.00908 0.019 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Andesite-Basalt Plagioclase 19 K 0.151       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Ankaramite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.00167 0.00283 Phenocryst-Matrix Hart & Brooks 1974
Ankaramite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.0286 0.273 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Ankaramite, Basalt Olivine 19 K 0.000177       Phenocryst-Matrix Hart & Brooks 1974
Ankaramite, Basalt Plagioclase 19 K 0.18       Phenocryst-Matrix Hart & Brooks 1974
Ankaramite, Basalt Plagioclase 19 K 0.231       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Basalt Ca-Perovskite 19 K       0.2 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.0072       Experimental Hart & Dunn 1993
Basalt Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.007       Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Keleman & Dunn 1992
Basalt Garnet 19 K       0.1 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Garnet 19 K       0.0007 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Keleman & Dunn 1992
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 19 K 0.0003       Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Keleman & Dunn 1992
Basalt Olivine 19 K     0.0056 0.00809 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Basalt Plagioclase 19 K     0.156 0.361 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Basalt Plagioclase 19 K     0.22 0.245 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 19 K     0.117 0.154 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 19 K     0.093 0.186 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 19 K 0.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Kravuchuk et al. 1981
Basalt Plagioclase 19 K 0.301       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Pyroxene 19 K 0.00045       Phenocryst-Matrix Onuma et al. 1968
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 19 K     0.06 0.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 19 K     0.07 0.2 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 19 K     0.016 0.056 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Magnetite 19 K 0.045       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 19 K 0.112       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basaltic Andesite Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.00134 0.00542 Phenocryst-Matrix Hart & Brooks 1974
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 19 K 1.36 0.78     Experimental Dalpe & Baker 1994
Camptonite Amphibole 19 K     1.15 1.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Carbonatite Amphibole 19 K     1.2 2.3 Experimental Sweeney et al. 1992
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 19 K 0.11       Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.0039 0.106 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Garnet 19 K     0.04 0.15 Experimental Sweeney et al. 1992
Dacite Amphibole 19 K     0.065 0.081 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Amphibole 19 K 24.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Biotite 19 K 2.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Biotite 19 K 5.63       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Dacite Garnet 19 K 0.0198       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 19 K     0.00055 0.0023 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 19 K     0.076 0.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 19 K 0.263       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Dacite Plagioclase 19 K     0.04 0.09 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Plagioclase 19 K     0.04 0.1 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Plagioclase 19 K     0.16 1.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.027 0.006     Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.0081 0.0006     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 19 K     0.0013 0.013 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 19 K     0.22 0.13 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Hydrous Peridotite Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.0013 0.009 Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Hydrous Peridotite Garnet 19 K 0.0006 0.03     Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 19 K 0.04       Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 19 K 0.04       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 19 K       0.04 Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Lunar Basalt Plagioclase 19 K 0.2       Experimental McKay & Weill 1977
Phonolite Biotite 19 K 2.65       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Phonolite Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.0135       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Rhyolite Alkali Feldspar 19 K     0.3 3.13 Experimental Icenhower & London 1996
Rhyolite-Dacite Biotite 19 K 1.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Rhyolite-Dacite Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.0366       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Rhyolite-Dacite K-Feldspar 19 K 1.49   1.49   Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.007 0.001     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 19 K 0.0003 0.0001     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 19 K 0.154       Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CATS, Doped Ca-Perovskite 19 K       0.05 Experimental Corgne & Wood 2005
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 19 K     0.1 0.38 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 19 K     0.01 0.04 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 19 K 0.03 0.016     Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Synthetic Di-Ab-An-H2O Clinopyroxene 19 K     0.0014 0.0026 Experimental Shimizu 1974
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 19 K     0.05 0.54 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Tholeiite-Andesite Plagioclase 19 K     0.0188 0.0196 Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Ultrabasic, Peridotite Garnet 19 K       0.1 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
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