To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Stishovite (after S.M. Stishov, 20th-century Russian mineralogist) is a dense tetragonal form (polymorph) of silicon dioxide that is naturally formed only, so far as is known, at the very high shock pressures (>100 kbar = 10 GPa) and temperatures (> 1200°C) present during hypervelocity meteorite impact into quartz-bearing rock. Stishovite may also be synthesized by duplicating these conditions in the laboratory, either isostatically or through shock (see shocked quartz).
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stishovite". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|