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Final Report - POEM (Plasticity of Earth's mantle)

Project ID: 230748
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE


This is the final report of the POEM project, which is funded under the European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The Plasticity of Earth's Mantle (POEM) project focused on determining the rheological properties of olivine, the major mineral in the Earth's uppermost mantle. It aimed to characterise its deformation mechanisms and to obtain quantitative data on its mechanical behavior, with or without the presence of hydrogen.

The project results highlight significant differences in the olivine properties between low and high temperatures. Its properties under hydrous conditions were also revised. The research outcomes will improve and strengthen understanding of global plate tectonics and the rheology of the mantle lithosphere, under both dry and hydrous conditions.

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