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.
KeywordsAnisotropy Silicate Attenuation Sodium Chloride Brittleness
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