Melted Rocks under the Microscope: Microstructures and Their Interpretation

Holness, M. B. and Cesare, B and Sawyer, EW (2011) Melted Rocks under the Microscope: Microstructures and Their Interpretation. Elements, 7 (4). pp. 247-252. DOI 10.2113/​gselements.7.4.247

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Abstract

Recognising the former presence of melt in rocks which have undergone cooling and exhumation over millions of years following regional metamorphism commonly relies on the correct interpretation of grain-scale structures visible only under the microscope. The evolution of these structures during prograde melting and, later, retrograde cooling can be understood using concepts derived from experimental simulation and materials science.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2011AREP; IA62;
Subjects: 05 - Petrology - Igneous, Metamorphic and Volcanic Studies
Divisions: 05 - Petrology - Igneous, Metamorphic and Volcanic Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Elements
Volume: 7
Page Range: pp. 247-252
Identification Number: 10.2113/​gselements.7.4.247
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 14:51
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:04
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2518

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