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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

Lightning Reshapes Rocks at the Atomic Level, Penn
Study Finds by Katherine Unger Baillie, August 5, 2015

“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.


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