Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Research article
25 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2020

Post-entrapment modification of residual inclusion pressure and its implications for Raman elastic thermobarometry

Xin Zhong, Evangelos Moulas, and Lucie Tajčmanová

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In this study, we present a 1-D visco-elasto-plastic model in a spherical coordinate system to study the residual pressure preserved in mineral inclusions. This allows one to study how much residual pressure can be preserved after viscous relaxation. An example of quartz inclusion in garnet host is studied and it is found that above 600–700 °C, substantial viscous relaxation will occur. If one uses the relaxed residual quartz pressure for barometry, erroneous results will be obtained.