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shear zones, deformation bands, and kink bands

Shear heating in continental strike-slip shear zones:model and field examples

Asymmetric lithospheric instability facilitated by shear modulus contrast: implications for shear zones

Microstructural and Rheological Evolution of a Mantle Shear Zone

Global shear speed structure of the upper mantle and transition zone

Anisotropic shear zones revealed by backazimuthal harmonics of teleseismic receiver functions

Teleseismic shear wave tomography of the Japan subduction zone

The distributions of slip rate and ductile deformation in a strike-slip shear zone

Simultaneous inversion for mantle shear velocity and topography of transition zone discontinuities

Shear wave velocity variation across the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand, from receiver function inversion

Shear wave anisotropy beneath the Cascadia subduction zone and western North American craton

Channelized Fluid Flow and Eclogite-facies Metasomatism along the Subduction Shear Zone

Textural Evolution of Plagioclase Feldspar across a Shear Zone: Implications for Deformation Mechanism and Rock Strength

Electrical resistivity structure of the Great Slave Lake shear zone, northwest Canada: implications for tectonic history

Shear wave splitting along a nascent plate boundary: the North Anatolian Fault Zone

Right-lateral shear across Iran and kinematic change in the Arabia—Eurasia collision zone

High-temperature magnetic fabric development from plastically deformed magnetite in experimental shear zones

 

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A region, narrow compared to its length, within which rocks have undergone intense deformation. There are two end-members. Brittle shear zones (faults), marked by a surface of rupture, are a common feature of higher crustal levels. In ductile shear zones deformation is continuous and characterized by high ductile strains due to the rocks having formed under high temperatures and pressures at deeper crustal levels. Both brittle and ductile shear zones may occur as subparallel or conjugate sets.

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