By Mark Ghiorso CT Software
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PhasePlot is a computational thermodynamics software package for visualizing equilibrium phase relations in application to the Earth and other silicate planetary bodies.
PhasePlot finds use in both teaching and research.
The program determines abundances and compositions of solid and liquid phases based upon several thermodynamic data/model collections, including the work Ghiorso and colleagues (MELTS and pMELTS) on magmatic systems and the work of Stixrude and Lithgow-Bertelloni on phase relations in silicate systems at high pressure.
The objective of PhasePlot is rapid visualization of equilibrium phase relations with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of complex multicomponent systems and the utility of computational thermodynamics in broadening our appreciation of the natural world. The goal of PhasePlot is to create a computational environment that stimulates thinking about phase equilibria and its applications to natural systems, without the burden and distraction associated with the mechanics of performing these calculations. PhasePlot is a sophisticated calculator for the researcher and student of high-temperature phase equilibria.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
A minor update for those users running PhasePlot on displays with fewer than 1050 pixel vertical resolution. The initial popup dialog box is now sized correctly for lower resolution displays. All other program functionality remains the same.