Rheology of Earth Materials :

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

7 September 2021 - Article in "The Conversation"

This article published on line in "The Conversation" is linked to our recent publication in Nature on stress induced amorphization and grain boundary slidiing in olivine:

V. Samae, P. Cordier, S. Demouchy, C. Bollinger, J. Gasc, S. Koizumi, A. Mussi, D. Schryvers & H. Idrissi (2021) Stress-induced amorphization triggers deformation in the lithospheric mantle. Nature 591, 82–86. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03238-3

It links this discovery to the origin of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary introduced by Joseph Barrell

 

P. Cordier (2021) Voyage au centre de la Terre : les dessous de la tectonique des plaques – The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/voyage-au-centre-de-la-terre-les-dessous-de-...)