Definition of exsolution in English:

exsolution

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.’
    • ‘This, together with volatile exsolution, which creates buoyant magma, allows evolved magma to erupt.’
    • ‘Gas exsolution occurred during sampling, and its effects were considered in evaluating the samples.’

Pronunciation

exsolution

/ɛksəˈluːʃ(ə)n//ɪksəˈluːʃ(ə)n/