Dr Josh Muir

Research interests

I'm researching the effect of hydration on the physical properties of mantle minerals using a variety of computational techniques.  Properties examined include partitioning of water between different phases, the effect of water on phase boundaries and the effect of water on rheology.  Currently I am examining the effect of water on the rheology of olivine, in particular its effect on vacancy concentrations, diffusion and Peierls stresses.

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Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics
  • Deep Earth