Experimental Techniques for the Simulation of Shock Metamorphism: A Case Study on Calcite

  • F. Langenhorst
  • M. Boustie
  • A. Deutsch
  • U. Hornemann
  • Ch. Matignon
  • A. Migault
  • J. P. Romain
Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)


The cratered surfaces of asteroids and terrestrial planets underscore the importance of impacts for the formation and evolution of the solar system. Early in the history of the solar system such collisions were the mechanism for accretion of planetesimals and finally the planets themselves [1]. The effects of these still ongoing collisions are visible from the megascopic down to the submicroscopic length scale, i.e., they range from large impact craters and their ejecta blankets down to shock-metamorphic effects in minerals [2–4]. These effects form as a result of the interaction of strong shock waves with the affected solid matter.


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  • F. Langenhorst
  • M. Boustie
  • A. Deutsch
  • U. Hornemann
  • Ch. Matignon
  • A. Migault
  • J. P. Romain

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