GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Basalt Clinopyroxene 4 Be 0.047       Experimental Hart & Dunn 1993
Basalt Plagioclase 4 Be     0.288 1.04 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 4 Be     0.172 0.576 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 4 Be     0.34 2.82 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 4 Be     0.035 0.46 Phenocryst-Matrix Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 4 Be     0.36 1.3 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basanite Amphibole 4 Be 0.124       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite Amphibole 4 Be     0.14 0.18 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 4 Be     0.07 0.1 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 4 Be       0.002 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 4 Be     0.07 0.037 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 4 Be     0.003   Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 4 Be 0.06 0.02     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Biotite 4 Be 0.95       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Carbonatite Apatite 4 Be     0.001 0.028 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 4 Be 0.008       Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite-Peridotite Clinopyroxene 4 Be     0.102 0.234 Experimental Brenan & Watson 1991
Chondritic Basalt Melilite 4 Be     0.53 1.86 Experimental Beckett et al. 1990
Di-Ab-An Clinopyroxene 4 Be     0.02 0.13 Experimental Brenan et al. 1998
Eclogite Amphibole-Clinopyroxene 4 Be     0.5 2.2 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Paragonite, Clinopyroxene 4 Be     2.4 3.7 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Phengite-Clinopyroxene 4 Be     0.24 1.4 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 4 Be 0.024 0.03     Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Spinel 4 Be 0.1       Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
High Aluminium Rhyolite Cordierite 4 Be     162 38.63 Experimental Evensen & London 2003
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 4 Be     2 2.3 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 4 Be 15.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 4 Be 29.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 4 Be 3.05   3.05   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 4 Be 3.13       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Synthetic Basalt Amphibole 4 Be 0.15       Experimental Brenan et al. 1998
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 4 Be 0.11 0.01     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 4 Be 0.004 0.0003     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Olivine 4 Be       0.02 Experimental Brenan et al. 1998
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 4 Be 0.88 0.12     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 4 Be     0.015 0.03 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
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