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Table 2 Comparison of lattice constants between MD simulations and experiments

From: Structure and properties of forsterite-MgSiO3 liquid interface: molecular dynamics study

  Forsterite Enstatite
MD Exp a MD Exp c
a (Ǻ) 4.8709 4.7534 18.921 18.230
b (Ǻ) 10.2820 10.1902 8.840 8.817
c (Ǻ) 6.1249 5.9783 5.388 5.181
Density (g cm-3) 3.0467 3.2275 2.960 3.203
K 0 (GPa) 128 129b 95.0 95.8d
K 5.69 4.2b 11.0 14.9d
  1. MD, molecular dynamics; Exp, experiments. aFujino et al. 1981. bDuffy et al. 1995. cMorimoto and Koto 1969. dAngel and Hugh-Jones 1994.