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)


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 (under revision)

Eberlei, T., Habler, G., Wegner, W., Schuster, R., Körner, W., Abart, R., Thöni, M. (2014). Rb/Sr isotopic and compositional retentivity of muscovite during deformation. Chemical Geology (submitted)

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G., Libowitzky, E. (2014): Finite lattice distortion patterns in plastically deformed zircon grains, Solid Earth Discuss. 6, pages: 1799-1861, DOI 10.5194/sed-6-1799-2014 (under review)

Kuleci, H., Schmidt, C., Rybacki, E., Petrishcheva, E., Abart, R. (2015): Hydration of periclase at 350°C to 620°C and 200 MPa: Experimental calibration of reaction rate, Mineralogy&Petrology, Vol. 109, No. 6, DOI: 10.1007/s00710-015-0414-2

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, DOI 10.2475/09.2014.02

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 (in press)

Rogowitz, A., Huet, B., Schneider, D. and Grasemann, B.: 40Ar/39Ar mica ages from marble mylonites: a cautionary tale. Lithosphere (submitted)

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, DOI 10.1007/s00269-014-0692-y

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, DOI 10.2475/09.2014.03