Final Report “Electrical and mechanical characterization of rocks at the sub-millimeter scale” DE-SC0000757 [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2016. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- 27 pages : digital, PDF file
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- Colorado School of Mines, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The broad purpose of CSM's 6-year (3 years plus renewal) DOE project was to develop and apply new experimental physics technology to the material characterization of rocks at the grain scale or smaller. This is motivated by a knowledge that the bulk chemistry and physics of rocks are strongly influenced by processes occurring at the grain scale: the flow of fluids, cation exchange, the state of cementation of grains, and many more. It may also be possible in some cases to ``upscale'' or homogenize the mesoscopic properties of rocks in order to directly infer the large-scale properties of formations, but that is not our central goal. Understanding the physics and chemistry at the small scale is. During the first 3 years, most effort was devoted to developing and validating the near-field scanning technology. During the 3 year renewal phase, most effort was focused on applying the technology in the labs Professors Batzle (now deceased) in Geophysics and Prasad in Petroleum engineering.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 06/01/2016., and John Scales.
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