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Rainer ABART, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.


Room Number: 2B325
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53319
Fax: +43-1-4277-9534

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical petrology
  • Petrological Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics of mineral reactions
  • Diffusion in the solid state
  • Diffusive phase transformations
  • Fluid-rock interaction
  • Microstructure and texture evolution in reactive systems
  • Coupled reaction and deformation

Current professional service activities:

  • Head of Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna
  • Vice-Director of studies program in Earth Sciences, University of Vienna
  • Speaker/co-speaker of DFG-FWF research group FOR 741 – DACH
  • Member of directory board of Austrian Mineralogical Association
  • Austria's national representative at IMA
  • Reviewer for various international scientific journals and for international funding organizations

Recent and current projects (responsible PI only):

2010 – 2014   
DFG grant “Mineral reactions under non-isostatic stress”

2010 – 2015   
FWF grant FWF I471-N19 “Alkali interdiffusion and exsolution in alkali feldspar”

2010 – 2014   
University of Vienna grant for doctoral school: “Deformation of Geological Materials”

2013 – 2016   
RHI industry grant for experiments on sintering of magnesia

2015 – 2017   
FWF grant FWF I2066-N29 “Mineral inclusions as petrogenetic indicators: modern oceanic crust

2015 – 2017   
EU Grant “Interfacial reactions”

Publications (2009 - present):

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Taj¿manová, L., Abart, R., Wirth, R., & Rhede, D. (2011). microtextures in alkali feldspars from apparently fluid deficient felsic granulites: A chemical and TEM study. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Unknown publisher.
Taj¿manová, L., Abart, R., Neusser, G., & Rhede, D. (2011). Growth of plagioclase rims around metastable kyanite during decompression of high-pressure felsic granulites (Bohemian Massif). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29(9), 1003-1018.
Marquardt, K., Petrishcheva, E., Gardes, E., Wirth, R., Abart, R., & Heinrich, W. (2011). Grain boundary and volume diffusion experiments in yttrium aluminium garnet bicrystals at 1,723 K: a miniaturized study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162(4), 739-749.
Guzmics, T., Mitchell, R., Szabo, C., Berkesi, M., Milke, R., & Abart, R. (2011). Carbonatite melt inclusions in coexisting magnetite, apatite and monticellite in Kerimasi calciocarbonatite, Tanzania: melt evolution and petrogenesis. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 161(2), 177-196.
Habler, G., Thöni, M., Bestmann, M., Grasemann, B., & Abart, R. (Eds.) (2011). The behavior of ultra-fine grained mineral inclusions in meta-pegmatite garnet during host deformation. (Geophysical Research Abstracts (GRA)). Copernicus Publications.
Proyer, A., Habler, G., Abart, R., Wirth, R., & Hoinkes, G. (Eds.) (2011). Crystallographic preferred orientation of rutile needles in highgrade garnet: precipitates or the result of epitactic overgrowth? Unknown publisher.
Abart, R., & Petrishcheva, E. (2011). Thermodynamic model for reaction rim growth: interface reaction and diffusion control. American Journal of Science: an international earth science journal, 311(6), 517-527.
Habler, G., Abart, R., & Spacek, P. (Eds.) (2011). Domain structure in fine-grained orthopyroxene-plagioclase-spinel symplectite in basanite hosted mantle xenoliths from Zinst (Bavaria). Unknown publisher.
Milke, R., Abart, R., Keller, L. M., & Rhede, D. (2011). The behavior of Mg, Fe, and Ni during the replacement of olivine by orthopyroxene: Experiments relevant to mantle metasomatism. Mineralogy and Petrology, 103, 1-8.
Marquardt, K., Petrishcheva, E., Abart, R., Gardes, E., Wirth, R., Dohmen, R.,... Heinrich, W. (2010). Volume diffusion of Ytterbium in YAG: thin-film experiments and combined TEM-RBS analysis. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 37(10), 751-760. DOI: 10.1007/s00269-010-0373-4
Keller, L. M., Goetze, L. C., Rybacki, E., Dresen, G., & Abart, R. (2010). Enhancement of solid-state reaction rates by non-hydrostatic stress effects on polycrystalline diffusion kinetics. American Mineralogist: an international journal of earth and planetary materials, 95(10), 1399-1407. DOI: 10.2138/am.2010.3372
Lucassen, F., Dulski, P., Abart, R., Franz, G., Rhede, D., & Romer, R. L. (2010). Redistribution of HFSE elements during rutile replacement by titanite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 160(2), 279-295. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-009-0477-3
Abart, R. (2010). Erratum to: Source of parental melts to carbonatites — critical isotopic onstraints (by Keith Bell and Antonio Simonetti). Mineralogy and Petrology, 99(3-4), 241-241. DOI: 10.1007/s00710-010-0118-6
Svoboda, J., Fischer, F. D., & Abart, R. (2010). Modeling of diffusional phase transformation in multi-component systems with stoichiometric phases. Acta Materialia, 58(8), 2905-2911. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2010.01.019
Abart, R., Petrishcheva, E., Rhede, D., & Wirth, R. (2009). Exsolution by spinodal decomposition: II: perthite formation during slow cooling of anatexites from Ngornghoro, Tanzania. American Journal of Science: an international earth science journal, 309, 450-475. DOI: 10.2475/06.2009.02.
Degi, J., Abart, R., Török, K., Bali, E., Wirth, R., & Rhede, D. (2009). Symplectite formation during decompression induced garnet breakdown in lower crustal mafic granulite xenoliths: mechanisms and rates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 159(3), 293-314. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-009-0428-z
Goetze, L. C., Abart, R., Rybacki, E., Keller, L. M., Petrishcheva, E., & Dresen, G. (2009). Reaction rim growth in the System MgO - Al2O3 - SiO2 under uniaxial stress. Mineralogy and Petrology. Mineralogy and Petrology.
Schmid, D. W., Abart, R., Podladchikov, Y. Y., & Milke, R. (2009). Matrix rheology effects on reaction rim growth II: coupled diffusion and creep model. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 27, 83-91.
Petrishcheva, E., & Abart, R. (2009). Exsolution by spinodal decomposition:I: evolution equation for binary mineral solutions with anisotropic interface energy. American Journal of Science: an international earth science journal, (309, 431-449, DOI 10.2475/06.2009.01).
Bestel, M., Gawronski, T., Abart, R., & Rhede, D. (2009). Compositional zoning of garnet porphyroblasts from the polymetamorphic Wölz Complex, Eastern Alps. Mineralogy and Petrology. DOI: 10.1007/s00710-009-0084-z
Abart, R., Petrishcheva, E., Käßner, S., & Milke, R. (2009). Perthite microstructure in magmatic alkali feldspar with oscillatory zoning;Weinsberg Granite, Upper Austria. Mineralogy and Petrology. DOI: 10.1007/s00710-009-0090-1
Abart, R., Petrishcheva, E., Fischer, F. D., & Svoboda, J. (2009). Thermodynamic model for diffusion controlled reaction rim growth in a binary system: Application to the forsterite-enstatite-quartz system. American Journal of Science: an international earth science journal, 309, 114-131.
Milke, R., Abart, R., Kunze, K., Koch-Müller, M., Schmid, D. W., & Ulmer, P. (2009). Matrix rheology effects on reaction rim growth I: evidence from orthopyroxene rim growth experiments. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 27, 71-82.
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