Effect of Buffer Solutions on the Flow and Fracture in Calcite


K1c Values that are environment – sensitive were obtained. Flow and fracture resulting from Vickers indentation testing of {100} have been studied. Plastic flow occurred in calcite; they are anisotropic and environment - sensitive. Fracture in calcite occurred in lateral, median, and subsurface models. Meyer’s indices were determined and they also are environment – sensitive, they were found to be n < 2.

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S. Olusunle, W. Siyanbola, A. Adetunji and O. Adewoye, "Effect of Buffer Solutions on the Flow and Fracture in Calcite," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 3, 2009, pp. 189-201. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2009.83017.

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