Elastic Properties of Minerals

  • V. M. Agoshkov
  • V. L. Pankov


Elasticity of solids is the property that restores their form after deformation. The elastic properties of minerals and rocks are widely utilized in geophysics and geochemistry to interpret information on the interior of the Earth and other planets; these properties are indispensable in solid state physics for constructing the acoustic branch of vibrational spectra and equation of state, and also in geotectonics for characterizing the rheology of the Earth’s crust and mantle.


Elastic Property Elastic Constant Bulk Modulus Elastic Modulo Lower Mantle 
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  • V. L. Pankov

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