EBSD in the Earth Sciences: Applications, Common Practice, and Challenges

  • David J. Prior
  • Elisabetta Mariani
  • John Wheeler

In the Earth’s middle and lower crust and mantle, rocks deform by creep, and it has long been recognized that lattice preferred orientations (LPO) of the mineral constituents in deformed rocks yield useful information on creep deformation mechanisms, conditions, and kinematics (Leiss et al. 2000; Turner and Weiss 1963; Wenk and Christie 1991). Bulk LPO data are traditionally measured by X-ray texture goniometry, and more recently using neutron and synchrotron sources (Leiss et al. 2000).


Slip System Plagioclase Feldspar EBSD Data EBSD Pattern Lattice Prefer Orientation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Prior
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Mariani
    • 1
  • John Wheeler
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Ocean SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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