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Re-creating Upper Mantle Conditions in the Lab: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

Authored by Pamela Speciale. I just returned from the Rock Deformation Lab at Brown University, where I’ve been searching for evidence of how microstructure development (i.e., grain size, grain boundary morphology) contributes to strain localization, which is essential for the maintenance of plate tectonics. We can learn a lot about strain localization by observing rock formations in the field, but

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