Articles | Volume 33, issue 1
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 39–75, 2021

Special issue: Probing the Earth: reviews of OH groups in anhydrous and hydrous...

Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 39–75, 2021

Review article 05 Feb 2021

Review article | 05 Feb 2021

Influence of water on the physical properties of olivine, wadsleyite, and ringwoodite

Bao-Hua Zhang and Qun-Ke Xia

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Water plays an important role in the physical properties (i.e., diffusivity, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, sound velocity, and rheology) of olivine, wadsleyite, and ringwoodite. Remarkably, there are numerous discrepancies and debates between experimental and theoretical studies. Here we provide a comprehensive review of the recent advances in the influence of water on the physical properties of olivine, wadsleyite, and ringwoodite, together with their applications.