The Oman ophiolite
a thin flake of oceanic lithosphere,
in B.K. Holtzman. Gauging "Stress from deformed chromite pods in the Oman ophiolite." in
"Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust," Eds. Y. Dilek, E. Moores, and A. Nicolas,
Geological Society of America Special
Paper 80, p. 149-160, 2001.
A gradient in melt distribution at the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary
A hypothesis for the nature of melt distribution along plate boundaries
in B.K. Holtzman and D.L. Kohlstedt, "Stress-driven melt segregation in partially molten rocks: Effects of
stress and strain", Journal of Petrology (48) 2379 - 2406, December 2007.
Six possible relationships between mantle flow and seismic anisotropy
green arrows represent olivine alignment,
grey layers represent gradients in melt fraction
the columns vary in the "fabric" of the olivine matrix.
in B.K. Holtzman and J.-M. Kendall, "Organized Melt, Seismic Anisotropy,
and Plate Boundary Dynamics", in revision, Geophysics, Geochemistry, and Geosystems)
Two grains surrounded by networks of melt tubules
the arrows show different possible diffusion pathways
in Y. Takei and B. Holtzman, "Viscous constitutive relations of solid-liquid composites in terms of grain
boundary contiguity I. Grain boundary diffusion-control model", submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR)
On the interactions of aligned melt, diffusion creep and disocation creep
to be submitted, Holtzman & Kohlstedt, Journal of Geophysical Research