Deformation of geological materials: Mechanical-chemical feedback and the coupling across scales



 Brief Summary of the Topic of the Doctoral School

Faculty Members

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Abart (Department of Lithospheric Research)
  • Mag. Dr. Ulrike Exner (Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology, Natural History Museum Vienna)
  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Bernhard Grasemann (Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology)
  • Mag. Dr. Gerlinde Habler (Department of Lithospheric Research)
  • Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Urs Klötzli (Department of Lithospheric Research)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lutz Nasdala (Institute for Mineralogy and Crystallography)

PhD Members


Bauer, H., Rogowitz, A., Grasemann, B., Decker, K. (2018) Intracrystalline deformation of calcite in the upper brittle crust. Geology, 46, 375–378.

Eberlei, T., Habler, G., Grasemann, B., Abart, R. (2014) Upper–greenschist facies intragrain deformation of albite in mylonitic meta–pegmatite and the influence of crystallographic anisotropy on microstructure formation. Journal of Structural Geology, 69, 47–58.

Eberlei, T., Habler, G., Wegner, W., Schuster, R., Körner, W., Thöni, M., Abart, R. (2015) Rb/Sr isotopic and compositional retentivity of muscovite during deformation. Lithos, 227, 161–178.

Griffiths, T.A., Habler, G., Rhede, D., Wirth, R., Ram, F., Abart, R. (2014) Localization of submicron inclusion re-equilibration at healed fractures in host garnet. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168.

Griffiths, T.A., Habler, G., Abart, R. (2016) Crystallographic orientation relationships in host–inclusion systems: New insights from large EBSD data sets. American Mineralogist, 101, 690–705.

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U. (2017) NanoSIMS study of seismically deformed zircon: Evidence of Y, Yb, Ce, and P redistribution and resetting of radiogenic Pb. American Mineralogist, 102, 1311–1327.

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G., Libowitzky, E. (2014) Finite lattice distortion patterns in plastically deformed zircon grains. Solid Earth, 5, 1099–1122.

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G., Wheeler, J. (2015) Planar microstructures in zircon from paleo-seismic zones. American Mineralogist, 100, 1834–1847.

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G. (2016) On the geometric relationship between deformation microstructures in zircon and the kinematic framework of the shear zone. Lithos, 262, 192–212.

Kovaleva, E., Harlov, D., Klötzli, U. (2017a) Complicated secondary textures in zircon record evolution of the host granitic rocks: Studies from Western Tauern Window and Ötztal-Stubai Crystalline Complex (Eastern Alps, Western Austria). Lithos, 284–285, 381–400.

Kovaleva, E., Austrheim, H.O., Klötzli, U. (2017b) Interpretation of zircon coronae textures from metapelitic granulites of the Ivrea-Verbano Zone, northern Italy: Two-stage decomposition of Fe-Ti oxides. Solid Earth, 8, 789–804.

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G., Huet, B., Guan, Y., Rhede, D. (2017c) The effect of crystal-plastic deformation on isotope and trace element distribution in zircon: Combined BSE, CL, EBSD, FEG-EMPA and NanoSIMS study. Chemical Geology, 450, 183–198.

Kuleci, H., Schmidt, C., Rybacki, E., Petrishcheva, E., Abart, R. (2016) Hydration of periclase at 350 ∘ C to 620 ∘ C and 200 MPa: experimental calibration of reaction rate. Mineralogy and Petrology, 110, 1–10.

Kuleci, H., Ulven, O.I., Rybacki, E., Wunder, B., Abart, R. (2017) Reaction-induced fracturing in a hot pressed calcite-periclase aggregate. Journal of Structural Geology, 94, 116–135.

Lommatzsch, M., Exner, U., Gier, S., Grasemann, B. (2015) Dilatant shear band formation and diagenesis in calcareous, arkosic sandstones, Vienna Basin (Austria). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 62, 144–160.

Lommatzsch, M., Exner, U., Grasemann, B. (2015) Structural and chemical controls of deformation bands on fluid flow: Interplay between cataclasis and diagenetic alteration. AAPG Bulletin, 99, 689–710.

Petrishcheva, E., Abart, R., Schäffer, A.-K., Habler, G., Rhede, D. (2014) Sodium–potassium interdiffusion in potassium-rich alkali feldspar I: full diffusivity tensor at 850 °C. American Journal of Science 314, 1284-1299.

Rogowitz, A., Grasemann, B., Huet, B., Habler, G. (2014) Strain rate dependent calcite microfabric evolution – An experiment carried out by nature. Journal of Structural Geology, 69, 1–17.

Rogowitz, A., Huet, B., Schneider, D., Grasemann, B. (2015) Influence of high strain rate deformation on 40Ar/39Ar mica ages from marble mylonites (Syros, Greece). Lithosphere, 7, 535–540.

Rogowitz, A., White, J.C., Grasemann, B. (2016) Strain localization in ultramylonitic marbles by simultaneous activation of dislocation motion and grain boundary sliding (Syros, Greece). Solid Earth, 7, 355–366.

Schäffer, A.-K., Jäpel, T., Zaefferer, S. , Abart, R., Rhede, D. (2014) Lattice strain across Na-K interdiffusion fronts in alkali feldspar: an electron back-scatter diffraction study. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41, 795-804.

Schäffer, A.-K., Petrishcheva, E., Habler, G., Abart, R., Rhede, D., Giester, G. (2014) Sodium-potassium interdiffusion in potassium-rich alkali feldspar II: composition- and temperature-dependence. American Journal of Science 314, 1300-1318.

Schuster, R., Schafler, E., Schell, N., Kunz, M., Abart, R. (2017) Microstructure of calcite deformed by high-pressure torsion: An X-ray line profile study. Tectonophysics, 721, 448–461.

Schuster, R., Habler, G., Schafler, E., Abart, R. (2019) Microstructural and textural evolution of calcite deformed to high shear strain by high-pressure torsion. Journal of Structural Geology, 118, 32–47.