The Rock Deformation & Texture Lab

Equipment/facility: lab


    In the Rock deformation & Texture lab in Ben-Gurion University we investigate deformation processes and geophysical properties of rocks under the wide range of conditions prevail in Earth. We use experimental and analytical approaches to investigate micro-mechanisms of outstanding geophysical processes such as: evolution of plate tectonics, subduction zone dynamics, mantle flow, orogenic mountain buildup and Earthquake events.

    Significant equipment:
    Griggs apparatus for deformation of rock samples under high pressures (0.5-2 GPa) and temperatures (up to 1300° C).
    Electron backscatter diffraction sensor (Oxford) for mapping phase and crystal orientation data of natural/experimental rock samples.


    NameLaboratory manager: Avi Haliva,


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