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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Lightning-induced Shock Lamellae in Quartz

Lightning-induced Shock Lamellae in Quartz

Lightning Can Warp Rocks at Their Core
by Elizabeth Goldbaum, August 10, 2015
http://www.livescience.com/51789-lightning-warps-rocks-atoms.html
http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/077/674/original/fulgurite.jpg?1438973494

Lightning Reshapes Rocks at the Atomic Level, Penn
Study Finds by Katherine Unger Baillie, August 5, 2015
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/lightning-reshapes-rocks-atomic-level-penn-study-finds

“but had transferred enough pressure to deform a thin
layer of quartz crystals beneath the surface, resulting
in distinct atomic-level structures called shock lamellae.”

The paper is:

Gieré, R., W. Wimmenauer, H. Müller-Sigmund,
R. Wirth, G. R. Lumpkin, and K. L. Smith, 2015,
Lightning-induced shock lamellae in quartz.
American Mineraologist. vol. 100, no. 7, pp. 1645-1648.
http://ammin.geoscienceworld.org/content/100/7/1645
http://goldschmidt.info/2015/uploads/abstracts/finalPDFs/1039.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

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