Rheology of Earth Materials :

Closing the gap between timescales in the laboratory and in the mantle

2 September 2020 - Session proposal to Goldschmidt 2021

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.

14 themes are proposed and among them:

Theme 6: Nano to Microscale Processes

Theme Chairs:

  • Patrick Cordier (University of Lille)
  • Benjamin Gilbert (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Katharina Marquardt (Imperial College London)
  • Richard Harrison (University of Cambridge)

Theme Description

The study of all natural processes on Earth and other extra-terrestrial bodies eventually leads us to the micro- to nanoscale. This theme welcomes contributions across all sub-disciplines of Earth and planetary sciences, exploring how the macroscopic physical and chemical properties of rocks and minerals are ultimately controlled by processes occurring at the atomic scale upwards. New experimental and modelling techniques enable the behaviour of Earth and planetary materials to be predicted, observed, quantified and correlated across multiple length scales, leading to new understanding of equilibrium and non-equilibrium processes driven by changes in extrinsic system variables (e.g., temperature, pressure, stress, fluids). This theme embraces all aspects of how microstructures, including interfaces, grain boundaries, mineral surfaces and other defects, control a broad range of mineral properties and processes, from magnetism and rheology to mineral formation and weathering.

You are invited to submit suggestions for sessions to contribute to another high-quality science program that will advance geochemistry and related fields. Instructions are available on the Session Submission page.

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, 15 October 2020