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[SCG63-06] Modification of paleo-strain rate meter for dynamically recrystallized quartz
Keywords:paleo-strain rate meter, dynamic recrystallization
We modified paleo strain rate meter provided by Takahashi et al. (1998) by taking into account of the change in activation energy for creep across the phase transition of quartz. Takahashi et al. (1998) revealed that fractal geometry of recrystallized grains were determined by Z-parameter, which is a function of temperature, strain rate, and activation energy for creep. The temperature range of quartz deformed in the natural fault is in the range of , while on the other hand that of experiment is in the range if (Fukuda and Shimizu, 2017). Kirby (1977) found the change in activation energy for creep across phase transition of quartz. So, we utilized the activation energy for volume diffusion of oxygen species by Faver and Yund (1991) to strain rate meter. We estimate strain rate of natural quartz rocks with modified paleo-strain rate meter, and the recalculated strain rate to be , which is reasonable in the temperature range of natural fault.