Rheology of Earth Materials :

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



  • P. Hirel, P. Carrez & P. Cordier (2020) Ferroelasticity in MgSiO3 bridgmanite: assessing the structure and mobility of (-110) twin walls with atomic-scale simulations. Scripta Materialia, 188, 102-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.07.016


  • S. Ritterbex, Ph. Carrez & P. Cordier (2020) Deformation across the mantle transition zone: A theoretical mineral physics view. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 547, 116438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116438


  • H. Idrissi, V. Samaee, G. Lumbeeck, T. van der Werf, T. Pardoen, D. Schryvers & P. Cordier (2020) In Situ Quantitative Tensile Testing of Antigorite in a Transmission Electron Microscope. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018383. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018383



  • A. Addad, P. Carrez, P. Cordier, D. Jacob, S-I Karato, A. Mohiuddin A. Mussi, B.C. Nzogang, P. Roussel & A. Tommasi (2019) Anhydrous Phase B: Transmission Electron Microscope Characterization and Elastic Properties. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(8), 4059-4072. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008429, Supporting information.


Related publications:

RheoMan project:

  • B.C. Nzogang, M. Thieme, A. Mussi, S. Demouchy & P. Cordier (2020) Characterization of recovery by sub-grain and grain boundary migration in experimentally deformed polycrystalline olivine. European Journal of Mineralogy, 32, 13-26, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-13-2020


  • S. Mahendran, P. Carrez, P. Cordier (2019) On the glide of [100] dislocations and the origin of “pencil glide” in Mg2SiO4 olivine. Philosophical Magazine, 99(22), 2751-2769, https://doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2019.1638530



Acknowledgements of the TimeMan project

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 787198 – TimeMan.