Meaning of exsolution in English:

exsolution

Pronunciation /ɪksəˈluːʃ(ə)n/ /ɛksəˈluːʃ(ə)n/

noun

Geology

See exsolve

‘Most crystals are modified by exsolution, weathering, or metamorphic recrystallization, or they occur in complex intergrowths.’
  • ‘With time and cooling, high-temperature galena cleanses itself of some of the bismuth and silver through the process known as exsolution.’
  • ‘The origin of the layers is hypothesized to be due to either growth-related oscillatory zoning or exsolution after growth.’
  • ‘Gas exsolution occurred during sampling, and its effects were considered in evaluating the samples.’
  • ‘This, together with volatile exsolution, which creates buoyant magma, allows evolved magma to erupt.’