Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy

Materials Science for Structural Geology

Authors: Paterson, Mervyn S.

  • Presents the basics of plastic deformation of rocks and minerals
  • Targeted to students but also to researchers working in experimental rock mechanisms and to structural geologists trying to understand deformation situations in nature
  • Compiles all significant studies on rock deformation
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About this book

This book sets out the basic materials science needed for understanding the plastic deformation of rocks and minerals.  Although at atmospheric pressure or at relatively low environmental pressures, these materials tend to be brittle, that is, to fracture with little prior plastic deformation when non-hydrostatically stressed, they can undergo substantial permanent strain when stressed under environmental conditions of high confining pressure and high temperature, such as occur geologically in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle.  Thus the plastic deformation of rocks and minerals is of fundamental interest in structural geology and geodynamics.  In mountain-building processes and during convective stirring in the Earth’s mantle, rocks can undergo very large amounts of plastic flow, accompanied by substantial changes in microstructure.  These changes in microstructure remain in the rocks as evidence of the past deformation history.  There are a number of types of physical processes whereby rock and minerals can undergo deformation under geological conditions.  The physics of these processes is set out in this book.

About the authors

Prof. Paterson is a world expert in Mineral deformation. After early research on the fatigue of metals, the author joined the newly established Department of Geophysics of the Australian National University (later named the Research School of Earth Sciences) and pioneered the study of the plastic deformation of rocks there.  He established a high-temperature high-pressure laboratory in which he and his students carried out research of international standing.  After retirement he became involved in the manufacture and marketing of high-pressure machines for laboratory rock deformation studies and thirteen of these machines were provided to laboratories around the world.

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“The present book … highlights the behavior of geological materials in the long term range and at geological conditions, i. e. at high pressures and temperatures. … Every chapter comprises at the end a substantial list of references for further studies in the respective field of interest. In total, the book represents a very valuable introduction into the mechanical behavior of rocks and minerals for every scientist and engineer interested in this field.” (Materials Testing, Vol. 55 (7-8), 2013)

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eBook $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8300-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materials Science for Structural Geology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5545-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5545-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5544-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8300-2
Series ISSN
2194-3176
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 250
Topics