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Sylvie Demouchy

Short CV and publications

Sylvie Demouchy
CNRS researcher (CR1)



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 : 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).

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
  • Point defects in solids, diffusion and 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)
  • EMPA, FTIR, SEM-EBSD and SIMS.

Recent publications

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-2502-2009

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. doi.org/10.2138/am-2015-5200.

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.

New : Paterson’s press and EBSD of Montpellier in Nature !
INSU news in French : here
ScienceDaily in English : here
Les Scienze in Italian here

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.

20. *Soustelle V., Tommasi A., Demouchy S., Leander F. (2013) Melt-rock interactions, deformation, hydration, and seismic properties in the sub-arc lithospheric mantle inferred from xenoliths from seamounts near Lihir, Papua-New-Guinea. Tectonophysics, 608:330-345.

19. Demouchy S.., Tommasi A., Boffa-Ballaran T., Cordier, P. (2013) Low strength of Earth’s uppermost mantle inferred from tri-axial deformation experiments on dry olivine crystals. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 220 : 37-49 (doi : 10.1016/j.pepi.2013.04.008).

18. *Denis C, Demouchy S., Shaw C.S.J., (2013) Evidence of dehydration in peridotites from Eifel Volcanic Field and estimates of magma ascent rates. J. Volcan. Geotherm. Res 258 : 85-99 (doi : 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.04.010).

17. *Baptiste V., Tommasi A., Demouchy S., (2012) Deformation and hydration of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Kaapval craton. Lithos. Sp. Issue ’Formation, reactivation and destruction of cratons’, 149:31-50 (doi : 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.05.001).



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



Recent presentations at scientifc institutions and meetings

Demouchy S. (2014) Distribution of Hydrogen in the Mantle Lithosphere. 6th Lherzolite Conference, 4-15 May 2014, Marrakech, Morroco (Talk).

Demouchy S., Mussi A. Barou F., Tommasi A. and Cordier P,. (12/2013) Visco-plasticity of polycrystalline olivine at high pressure and 900°C : fresh outcomes from high resolution EBSD and electron tomography. Session T43. AGU Fall meeting 2013, December 2013. San Franscisco, USA (Talk).

Demouchy S., 19/06/2013, ‘Déformation en compression tri-axial de monocristaux d’olivine à basse température : Implication pour le rhéologie du manteau terrestre’. Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand., France. Invited seminar

Demouchy S.(26/04/2012)."Solubility and Diffusivity of Water in the Deep Earth : Lab & Fields, Consequences & Challenge. CRPG, Nancy, France. Invited seminar.


Other strong and invasive interests outside the lab

Books, Food, modern and street art, photography (perso selection visible here), english gardens and american landscapes, architecture, english poetry (especially e.e.cummings), european cinema, New York City by night and by day, japanese green tea, agedashi tofu, ichigodaifuku & kinkandaifuku, India, bondi ladoo, pakoras, silk sari, Istanbul the cosmopolite & Constantinople the historic.............. and of course to drink Chablis, to make capsule, to talk and bother you :-)