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Microscopic Deformation
This resource provides study directions and materials for a unit on deformation and creep as part of a lecture from a structural geology course taught by Dr. David McConnell at the University of Akron. The notes briefly cover microscopic deformation mechanisms, including microfracturing, cataclasis, frictional sliding, mechanical twinning, and kinking, as well as diffusion, dissolution, and dislocation creep. Also discussed are the use of deformation maps, and recovery and recrystallization processes. The notes would be useful as a quick review of these processes.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Syllabus
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 by The University of Akron
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-778
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr David McConnell
The University of Akron