High-temperature creep of silicate olivines.

D. L. Kohlstedt, D. L. Ricoult

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The high-T creep behaviour of the Mg,(Mg,Fe), Fe and Co silicate olivines is reviewed and compared. The results are examined in terms of the point-defect chemistry of these materials, with particular emphasis on modifications to constitutive laws for high-T jogs and kinks. These modifications are one possible resolution of the discrepancy between activation energies for self-diffusion and those for creep. -J.M.H.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-280
Number of pages30
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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