The complex networks of earth minerals and chemical elements

Ernesto Estrada, Ramon y Cajal program Spain (Funder)

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Abstract

We study the large-scale organization of the mineral-mineral (MMN) and element-element (EEN) complex networks by analyzing their topological structures. We see that the MMN and EEN are homogeneous, display large cliquishness, small average path length and large average degrees. Most of these networks display uniform degree distribution with the exception of the weighted EEN, which display a power-law degree distribution with exponential tail. All these topological characteristics appear to be consequence of the evolutionary mechanisms giving place to the minerals on Earth mantle, which as a whole display a relatively uniform major element composition. We also study the correlations between some topological network parameters and the abundance of chemical elements in different scenarios. Good correlation is obtained between the weighted degree and the abundance of elements in Earth's crustal rocks.
LanguageEnglish
Pages605-624
Number of pages19
JournalMatch
Volume59
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Complex networks
Degree Distribution
Chemical elements
Complex Networks
Minerals
Earth (planet)
Power-law Distribution
Topological Structure
Path Length
Uniform distribution
Exception
Tail
Display
Scenarios
Display devices
Rocks
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • complex networks
  • earth minerals
  • chemical elements
  • mathematics

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Estrada, E., & Ramon y Cajal program Spain (Funder) (2008). The complex networks of earth minerals and chemical elements. Match, 59(3), 605-624.
Estrada, Ernesto ; Ramon y Cajal program Spain (Funder). / The complex networks of earth minerals and chemical elements. In: Match. 2008 ; Vol. 59, No. 3. pp. 605-624.
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Estrada, E & Ramon y Cajal program Spain (Funder) 2008, 'The complex networks of earth minerals and chemical elements' Match, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 605-624.

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In: Match, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2008, p. 605-624.

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Estrada E, Ramon y Cajal program Spain (Funder). The complex networks of earth minerals and chemical elements. Match. 2008;59(3):605-624.