Rheology of Earth Materials :

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


14 december 2019 – Publication in Minerals of a study on the ultimate mechanical properties of olivine.

Until which point can a perfect crystal structure sustain stress ?

In a study just published in the Special Issue of Minerals, "Mineral Physics—In Memory of Orson Anderson", Edited by Prof. Dr. Robert Cooper Liebermann, K. Gouriet, P. Carrez and P. Cordier assess the mechanical stability of forsterite pulled along the three lattice directions [100], [010] and [001] and also sheared along several modes.