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Kink-bands: Shock deformation of biotite resulting from a nuclear explosion

January 1, 1965

Microscopic examination of granodiorite samples from the shock region around a nuclear explosion reveals sharply folded lens-shaped zones (kink-bands) in the mineral biotite. Fifty percent of these zones are oriented approximately 90 degrees to the direction of shock-wave propagation, but other zones are symmetrically concentrated at shear angles of 50 degrees and 70 degrees to the direction of shock-wave propagation.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1965
Title Kink-bands: Shock deformation of biotite resulting from a nuclear explosion
DOI 10.1126/science.148.3672.950
Authors D. Cummings
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Series Number
Index ID 70010601
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization