Springer Theses

Rheological and Seismic Properties of Solid-Melt Systems

A Mechanical Spectroscopy Study

Authors: Chien, Su-Ying

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Describes a broad range of experimental approaches to understand mineral mechanics
  • Includes applications to igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary systems
  • Links new data with developing theories
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Our understanding of the rheological and seismic properties of the Earth’s interior relies on interpreting geophysical observations using mineral physics data. The complexity of natural materials complicates these interpretations, but here the key features of such materials in controlling the attenuation of seismic waves are determined by a set of careful experiments. This thesis clearly explains how dynamic mechanical spectroscopy has been used to determine the visco-elastic properties of igneous and sedimentary rocks containing geological fluids. These experiments highlight, for the first time, the importance of mineral and rock microstructures as controls on geophysical properties of solids, particularly near the melting point. The results have impacts in areas ranging from volcanic processes, through the structure of the deep Earth, to fluid-saturated porous media.

About the authors

Su-Ying Chien studied Earth Sciences at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, carrying out Masters research on the properties of silica at high pressure and temperature by ultrasonic measurements. Her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge developed her interests into the realms of low-frequency mechanics of Earth materials, as described here.

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  • Due: October 21, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rheological and Seismic Properties of Solid-Melt Systems
Book Subtitle
A Mechanical Spectroscopy Study
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03098-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03098-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03097-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38063-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 159
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Topics