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I am an experimental geologist and beamline manager at DESY, Hamburg. My beamline is an extreme conditions beamline hosting a Large Volume Press for in situ studies on materials at high pressures and temperatures using synchrotron X-rays.

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StudyPosted by Rex Fri, August 28, 2009 05:14:26
Well, my time here in Minneapolis comes to a close. My latest experiment was glorious and successful. Here is the showdown of the three rocks I deformed in torsion.

SC = San Carlos olivine (natural olivine from a locality in the US, know as San Carlos).
SG = Sol Gel synthetic lab made olivine

The thicker sample SC6688 did not deform but cracked instead. A sad sad ending for that one.

And here you can see the actual rock (ignore the white bits, that's Alumina):

There is one more thing to do here. That is the Minnesota State Fair. I'm going there tomorrow with some colleagues. Should be fun!

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