Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Research article
09 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2018

Syn-kinematic hydration reactions, grain size reduction, and dissolution–precipitation creep in experimentally deformed plagioclase–pyroxene mixtures

Sina Marti, Holger Stünitz, Renée Heilbronner, Oliver Plümper, and Rüdiger Kilian


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ED: Publish as is (14 Jul 2018) by Michael Heap
ED: Publish as is (14 Jul 2018) by Federico Rossetti (Executive editor)
AR by Sina Marti on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Using rock deformation experiments we study how rocks deform at mid-crustal levels within mountain belts and along plate boundaries. For the studied material, fluid-assisted mass transport and grain sliding are the dominant deformation mechanisms when small amounts of water are present. Our results provide new data on the mechanical response of the earth's crust, and the wide range of presented microstructures will help to correlate observations from experiments and nature.