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Promotion of Research and Excellence of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy (FGGA)

In the frame of this program of the FGGA, Sylvia DUPRAT-OUALID (University of Rennes) will investigate how polyphase crustal rocks localize deformation depending on their physical properties (e.g., mineralogical composition, texture) and tectonometamorphic conditions (e.g., temperature, stresses).

Cross-section of a paired shear zones: The central vein is surrounded by an undeformed domain, which is separated from the undeformed granodiorite host by two shear zones.

This project focusses on centimetre-scale shear zones developed within a granodiorite in the Tauern window (Austria). The mechanical evolution of the shear zones is investigated by combining metamorphic reactions with deformation mechanisms. The current study focus on crystallographic orientation mapping based on electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The grant will furthermore foster the finalization of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions proposal for an Internal Fellowship [H2020-MSCA-IF-2016] strengthening the collaboration between the University of Lausanne (S.M. Schmalholz), University of Vienna (B. Grasemann) and the fellow, S. Duprat-Oualid.

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