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Title: Noble Gas Release from Bedded Rock Salt during Deformation

Abstract

Geogenic noble gases are contained in crustal rocks at inter- and intracrystalline sites. Here, bedded rock salt from southern New Mexico was deformed in a variety of triaxial compression states while measuring the release of naturally contained helium and argon utilizing mass spectrometry. Noble gas release is empirically correlated to volumetric strain and acoustic emissions. At low confining pressures, rock salt deforms primarily by microfracturing, rupturing crystal grains, and releasing helium and argon with a large amount of acoustic emissions, both measured real-time. At higher confining pressure, microfracturing is reduced and the rock salt is presumed to deform more by intracrystalline flow, releasing less amounts of noble gases with fewer acoustic emissions. Our work suggests that geogenic gas release during deformation may provide an additional signal which contains information on the type and amount of deformation occurring in a variety of earth systems.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Montana, Missoula, MT (United States)
  3. Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1528637
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1529138
Report Number(s):
SAND-2019-0879J
Journal ID: ISSN 1468-8115; 671883
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; NA0003525
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Geofluids
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2019; Journal ID: ISSN 1468-8115
Publisher:
Hindawi
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

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Bauer, Stephen J., Gardner, W. Payton, and Lee, Hyunwoo. Noble Gas Release from Bedded Rock Salt during Deformation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1155/2019/2871840.
Bauer, Stephen J., Gardner, W. Payton, & Lee, Hyunwoo. Noble Gas Release from Bedded Rock Salt during Deformation. United States. doi:10.1155/2019/2871840.
Bauer, Stephen J., Gardner, W. Payton, and Lee, Hyunwoo. Thu . "Noble Gas Release from Bedded Rock Salt during Deformation". United States. doi:10.1155/2019/2871840.
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author = {Bauer, Stephen J. and Gardner, W. Payton and Lee, Hyunwoo},
abstractNote = {Geogenic noble gases are contained in crustal rocks at inter- and intracrystalline sites. Here, bedded rock salt from southern New Mexico was deformed in a variety of triaxial compression states while measuring the release of naturally contained helium and argon utilizing mass spectrometry. Noble gas release is empirically correlated to volumetric strain and acoustic emissions. At low confining pressures, rock salt deforms primarily by microfracturing, rupturing crystal grains, and releasing helium and argon with a large amount of acoustic emissions, both measured real-time. At higher confining pressure, microfracturing is reduced and the rock salt is presumed to deform more by intracrystalline flow, releasing less amounts of noble gases with fewer acoustic emissions. Our work suggests that geogenic gas release during deformation may provide an additional signal which contains information on the type and amount of deformation occurring in a variety of earth systems.},
doi = {10.1155/2019/2871840},
journal = {Geofluids},
number = ,
volume = 2019,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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