Rheology of Earth Materials :
Closing the gap between timescales in the laboratory and in the mantle

7 November 2022 - New publication in American Mineralogist

Complexions and stoichiometry of a symmetrical tilt grain boundary in forsterite

In this work we explore the low-energy complexions of the symmetrical tilt grain boundary (GB) 60.8°//[100](011) in forsterite through molecular dynamics and first principles calculations.

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J. Furstoss, P. Hirel, P. Carrez, P. Cordier (2022) Complexions and stoichiometry of the 60.8°//[100](011) symmetrical tilt grain boundary in Mg2SiO4 forsterite: A combined empirical potential and first-principles study. American Mineralogist, 107(11), 2034-2043. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2022-8420