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Sylvie Demouchy

Short CV and publications

Sylvie Demouchy
CNRS researcher (CR1)

(good) NEWS :) : EUROPEAN MINERALOGICAL UNION Research Excellence Medal 2016, see the webpage on the EMU website.

Research positions and education

June 2014, HDR Univ. Montpellier 2, (French habilitation to lead scientific research)

Nov- 2007/ to present - CNRS scientific researcher (CR1) at Géosciences Montpellier, France.

2004/2007 - Research associate (post-doctoral fellowship) at the Lunar and Planetary Inst. USRA, Houston, visiting researcher at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

2000/2004 - Ph.D in Earth Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Before : GEOLOGY (DEUG SVT, licence STU, Maitrise STU in Earth Sciences at Aix-Marseille I and III Universities, South of France. DEA-Dynamique de la lithosphère in Grenoble (ISTERRE, UJF)).

Team manteau-interfaces. webpage

Petrophysics lab. webpage

Project PoEM. webpage ’Pasticity of Earth Mantle’ - IRG Marie-Curie - 2008-2012, PI : Sylvie Demouchy, coord. A. Tommasi. (Geosciences Montpellier, France).

Project HyDEEP. webpage ’Hydrogen cycle within the Deep Earth’ - ANR JCJC 2012-2016 - PI : N.Bolfan-Casanova (LMV Clermont-Ferrand, France).

Project INDIGO. webpage ’Incorporation and diffusion of noble bases in grain boundaries’ - ANR Blanche - 2014-2019. - PI : P. Burnard (CRPG Nancy, France).
See also this page in french on the Project INDIGO. webpage
...and the webpage to remember Pete for ever

Project CREEP. webpage ’Complex RhEologies in Earth dynamics and industrial Processes’ - EU Framework 7 Marie Curie Integrated Training Network - 2014-2019. - PI : A. Tommasi (GM, Montpellier, France) and co-PI : N. Ribe (Fast, Orsay, France).

Research interests

  • Mineral physics and igneous petrology
  • Defects in solids, diffusion and visco-plastic deformation processes.
  • Concentration, distribution and mobility of hydrogen in nominally anhydrous minerals
  • Peridotites (thoses losing hydrogen...), komatiites and other ultramafics.
  • Experimental apparatus (piston-cylinder, TZM vessel, multi-anvils, Paterson apparatus)

Recent publications

36. Demouchy S., Shcheka, S., Denis, C.M.M., Thoraval C., 2017. Subsolidus hydrogen partitioning between nominally anhydrous minerals in garnet-bearing peridotite. Am. Min., doi : 10.2138/am-2017-6089.

35. Satsukawa, T., Godard, M., Demouchy S.., Michibayashi, K., Ildefonse, B., (2017), Chemical interactions in the subduction factory : New insights from an in situ trace element and hydrogen study of the Ichinomegata and Oki-Dogo mantle xenoliths (Japan). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 208, 234-267.

34. Demouchy S., Thoraval C., Bolfan-Casanova N., Manthilake, G., (2016). Diffusion of hydrogen in iron-bearing olivine at 3 GPa. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. doi : 10.1016/j.pepi.2016.08.005

33. Demouchy S., & Bolfan-Casanova N. (2016). Distribution and transport of hydrogen in the lithospheric mantle : A review., Lithos, 240–243, 402–425, doi : 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.11.012.

32. Boioli F., Tommasi, A., Cordier, P., Demouchy S.., Mussi, A. (2015) Low steady state stresses in the cold lithospheric mantle inferred from dislocation dynamics models of dislocation creep in olivine. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.012

31. *Denis, C.M.M, Alard O., Demouchy S. (2015) Water content and hydrogen behavior during metasomatism in the uppermost mantle beneath Ray Pic volcano (Massif Central, France). Lithos, 236-237:256-274. doi : 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.08.013.

30. Burnard P, Demouchy S., *Delon R ., Arnaud N,. Marrocchi, Y., Cordier P, Addad A. (2015) The role of grain boundaries in the storage and transport of noble gases in the mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 430, 260-270. doi : 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.024

29. Mussi A. Maula, N., Demouchy S., Cordier P., (2015) On the deformation mechanism of olivine single crystals at lithospheric temperatures : an electron tomography study. Eur. J. Mineral. 10.1127/ejm/2015/0027-2481.

28. *Baptiste V., Demouchy S., Keshav S., Parat F., Bolfan-Casanova N., Condamine P., and Cordier P. (2015) Decrease of hydrogen incorporation in forsterite from CO2-H2O-rich kimberlitic liquid. Am. Min.

27. Mussi A. Cordier P., Demouchy S.. (2015) Characterization of dislocation interactions in olivine using electron tomography. Phil. Mag. 95(4), 335-345. doi:10.1080/14786435.2014.1000996..

26. *Batiste, V., Vauchez, A., Tommasi, A., Demouchy S.. Rubnick, R. (2015) Deformation, hydration, and anisotropy of the lithospheric mantle in an active rift : constraints from mantle xenoliths from the North Tanzanian Divergence of the East African Rift. Tectonophysics. 639, 34-55, doi : 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.11.011 2014.

25. Demouchy S., Ishikawa A., Tommasi A., Alard, O. and Keshav S. (2015) Characterisation of the hydration in the oceanic mantle lithosphere : peridotite xenoliths from Ontong Java Plateau as an example. Lithos. 212-215:189-201. doi : 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.11.005.

24. Thoraval C. & Demouchy S. (2014) Numerical models of ionic diffusion in one and three dimensions : Application to dehydration of mantle olivine. Phys. Chem. Minerals, 41:709–723. doi:10.1007/s00269-014-0685-x.

23. Demouchy S., Mussi, A, Barou, F., Tommasi A., Cordier P. (2014). Viscoplasticity of polycrystalline olivine at high pressure and 900°C. Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.03.022.

22. Mussi A. Cordier P., Demouchy S., Vanmansart C. (2014) Characterisation of the glide planes of the [001] screw dislocations in olivine using electron tomography. Phys. Chem. Minerals. DOI : 10.1007/s00269-014-0665-1.

21. Cordier P., Demouchy S., Beausir B., Taupin V., Barou F. & Fressengeas C. (2014) Disclinations provide the missing mechanism for deforming olivine-rich rocks in the mantle. Nature. 507, 51-56. doi : 10.1038/nature13043.

Full CV in English, just there.........

Other strong and invasive interests outside the lab

Books & food, modern & street art, photography, English gardens & American landscapes, architecture & photography, e.e.cummings & Verlaine, New York City by night and by day, Japanese handcrafts & teien, gyokuro & anji bai cha (green tea), agedashi tofu & ichigodaifuku, Indian bondi ladoo & pakoras ; Istanbul the cosmopolite & Constantinople the historic.............. and of course Chablis & Capsules :-)