Rheology of Earth Materials :

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



  • P. Hirel, J. Furstoss, P. Carrez (2021) A critical assessment of interatomic potentials for modelling lattice defects in forsterite Mg2SiO4 from 0 to 12 GPa, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 48, 12, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00269-021-01170-6




  • S. Mahendran, P. Carrez, P. Cordier (2021) The core structure of screw dislocations with [001] Burgers vector in Mg2SiO4 olivine. Comptes Rendus Physique “Plasticity and Solid State Physics”, 12 p.,  https://doi.org/10.5802/crphys.27


  • M. Landeiro Dos Reis, P. Carrez & P. Cordier (2021) On the interaction dislocation/vacancy in magnesium oxide: Insights from atomistic simulations and elasticity theory. Physical Review Materials, 5, 063602. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.063602











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


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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.