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|Title:||Lightning-induced shock lamellae in quartz|
|Publisher:||Mineralogical Society of America|
|Citation:||Gieré, R., Wimmenauer, W., Müller-Sigmund, H., Wirth, R., Lumpkin, G. R., & Smith, K. L. (2015). Lightning-induced shock lamellae in quartz. American Mineralogist, 100(7), 1645-1648. doi:10.2138/am-2015-5218 %J American Mineralogist|
|Abstract:||Using transmission electron microscopy we show that planar deformation lamellae occur within quartz in the substrate of a rock fulgurite, i.e., a lightning-derived glass. These lamellae exist only in a narrow zone adjacent to the quartz/fulgurite boundary and are comparable to planar deformation features (“shock lamellae”) caused by hypervelocity impacts of extra-terrestrial objects. Our observations strongly suggest that the lamellae described here have been formed as a result of the fulgurite-producing lightning strike. This event must have generated a transient pressure pulse, whose magnitude, however, is uncertain at this stage. © 2015 GeoScience World|
|Gov't Doc #:||9068|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
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