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Defects and Processes in the Solid State: Geoscience Applications

Series: Developments in Petrology Volume: 14

By: JN Boland and JD FitzGerald


Paperback | Dec 1993 | #84547 | ISBN: 0444817018
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This work, in honour of Alexander Clark McLaren on the occasion of his 65th birthday and retirement, has as its central theme the role of defect structures in the processes of deformation, phase transformations and microstructural development in rocks and minerals. These topics also span the major scientific interests that have exercised the mind and research activities of Alexander Clark McLaren since 1953.


Part 1 Deformation: a critical review of investigations into transformation plasticity, A. Meike; evolution of inclusions in wet synthetic quartz as a function of temperature and pressure; implications for water weakening, J. Gerretsen et al; microstructure of kink band boundaries in naturally deformed chewings range quartzite, C.K. Mawer and J.D. Fitz Gerald; shock-induced melting and silica polymorph formation, Vredefort structure, South Africa, J.C. White; crystal rotation during flattening and shearing of naturally deformed plagioclase, J.H. Kruhl; defect structures in a quartz-tremolite rock under high stresses - evidence for amorphization, L.N. Dell'Angelo; transition from fracturing to viscous flow in a naturally deformed metagabbro, H. Stunitz; mass transfer and microfracturing in gabbroic mylonites of the Guadalupe Igneous Complex, California, B. Lafrance and R.H. Vernon; controlling the spatial distribution of deformation in experimentally deformed and dehydrated gypsum, R. Panozzo Heilbronner; deformation lamellae in metals and minerals, M.R. Drury; the high temperature shear mode inelasticity of iron - an exploratory foray into the FCC field, I. Jackson; theory of time-dependent failure for fractal porous aggregates, R.F. Cook. Part 2 Phase transformation and exsolution: microstructures of pyroxenes from the Whin Sill, northern England, P.P.K. Smith and P.E. Champness; storage and release of elastic strain energy - the driving force for low-temperature reactivity and alteration of feldspar, W.L. Brown and I. Parsons; phase transitions and domain growth in CaAl[2]Ge[2]O[8] - feldspar, W.F. Muller and Y. Vojdan-Shemshadi; the tweed microstructure of alpha-PbO and its relationship to the low temperature improper ferroelastic phase transition, R.L. Withers et al; crystalline frameworks as hyperbolic films, S.T. Hyde. Part 3 Defects, mechanisms and microstructures: water in hydrothermally grown sapphire (alpha-Al[2]O[3]), D. Mainprice et al; microstructural and defect development in heat treated heavitree quartzite, J.N. Wang et al; enantiomorphism and planar defects in length-fast chalcedony, S.L. Cady et al; structural features of zirconolite, hollandite and perovskite, the major waste-bearing phases in synroc, K.L. Smith and G.R. Lumpkin; problems and progress in the elucidation of U and Pb transport mechanisms in zircon, J.K.W. Lee; coherent and incoherent interface structures in natural haematite/magnetites, L.A. Bursill and Peng Ju Lin; subject index.

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