Oxygen Fugacities Directly Measured in Magmatic Gases

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Science  02 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3740, pp. 1103-1105
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3740.1103


An electrochemical device was used to measure the fugacity of oxygen (foo2) in holes drilled through the crust of Makaopuhi lava lake, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Results obtained within 6 months of the lake formation show that log foo2 normally varies linearly with the reciprocal of the absolute temperature, and that chemical changes occurring in the cooling tholeiitic basalt are reflected in the foo2 values measured in the holes.