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  • [57] Mangriotis, M.-D., Cartwright-Taylor, A., Main, I.G., Curtis, A., Bell, A.F., Butler, I.B., Fusseis, F. Micromechanics and micro-seismicity associated with controlled failure in a sandstone: implications for management of extreme events.
  • [56] Leung, D.D.V., Fusseis, F., Butler, I.B. Where curling collides with rock physics: Characterising the damage evolution of curling stones.
  • [55] Fusseis, F., Butler, I. Schwichtenberg, B., Macente, A. Insights from 4D microscale imaging of deformation processes in evaporitic rock analogues.


  • [54] Freitas, D., Butler, I.B., Elphick, S.E., Schlepütz, C., Marone, F., Fusseis, F. Heitt Mjolnir: an internally heated miniature triaxial rock deformation apparatus for experiments at 573 K during 4D synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, https://doi.org/10.1107/S1600577523009876, 2024.
  • [53] Rizzo, R. E., Freitas, D., Gilgannon, J., Seth, S., Butler, I. B., McGill, G. E., and Fusseis, F.: Using internal standards in time-resolved X-ray micro-computed tomography to quantify grain-scale developments in solid-state mineral reactions, Solid Earth, 15, 493–512, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-15-493-2024, 2024.
  • [52] Gilgannon, J., Freitas, D., Rizzo, R., Wheeler, J., Butler, I.B., […] Fusseis, F. Metamorphic fabrics can be formed by stress without significant strain. Geology, 52(3), 166-170, https://doi.org/10.1130/G51612.1, 2024


  • [51] Edeh, I., Masek, O., Fusseis. F.: 4D structural changes and pore network model of biomass during pyrolysis. Scientific Reports, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-49919-z, 2023.
  • [50] Michalchuk, S., Zertani, S., Renard, F., Fusseis, F., Chogani, A., Plümper, O., Menegon, L., Dynamic evolution of porosity in lower-crustal faults during the earthquake cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2023JB026809, 2023.
  • [49] Hou, Z., Fusseis. F., Schöpfer, B. Grasemann, B. Synkinematic evolution of porosity during stylolite growth. Journal of Structural Geology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2023.104916
  • [48] Fusseis, F., Allsop, C., Gilgannon, J., Schrank, C.E., Harley, S., Schlepütz., C. Strain shadow “megapores” in mid-crustal ultramylonites. Geology, 51(8), 748-752, https://doi.org/10.1130/G51128.1
  • [47] Hou, Z., Woś, D., Tschegg, C., Rogowitz, A. , Rice, H., Nasdala, L., Fusseis, F., Szymczak, P., Grasemann, B. (2023). 3D mineral dendrites reveal a non-classical crystallization. Geology, https://doi.org/10.1130/G51127.1


  • [46] Fusseis, F., Butler, I. B., Freitas, D., Cartwright-Taylor, A., Elphick, S., & Andó, E. (2022). 4-dimensional in-situ/in-operando µ-CT imaging of geological processes at elevated temperatures and pressures using x-rays. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT).
  • [45] F. Beaugnon, J.G. D. Preturlan, F. Fusseis, E. Gouillart, S. Quiligotti, G. Wallez (2022). From atom level to macroscopic scale: structural mechanism of gypsum dehydration. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 126, 106845
  • [44] A. Cartwright-Taylor, A. Mangriotis, M.-D., Main, I. G., Butler, I.B., Fusseis, F., … (2022). Seismic events miss important grain-scale mechanisms governed by kinematics during shear failure of porous rock. Nature Communications 13, 6169, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-33855-z.
  • [43] Schwichtenberg, B., Fusseis, F., Butler, I.B., Andó, E.  (2022). Experimental evidence for long-range diffusive transport in dissolution-precipitation creep. Solid Earth, 13, 41–64, 2022, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-41-2022.


  • [42] Gilgannon, J., Waldvogel, M., Poulet, T., Fusseis, F., Berger, A., Barnhoorn, A., & Herwegh, M. (2021). Experimental evidence that viscous shear zones generate periodic pore sheets. Solid Earth, 12(2), 405-420.
  • [41] Marti, S., Fusseis, F., Butler, I. B., Schlepütz, C., Marone, F., Gilgannon, J., … & Yang, Y. (2021). Time-resolved grain-scale 3D imaging of hydrofracturing in halite layers induced by gypsum dehydration and pore fluid pressure buildup. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 554, 116679.


  • [40] Butler, I., Fusseis, F., Cartwright-Taylor, A., & Flynn, M. (2020). Mjölnir: a miniature triaxial rock deformation apparatus for 4D synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Journal of synchrotron radiation, 27(6).
  • [39] Cartwright‐Taylor, A., Main, I. G., Butler, I. B., Fusseis, F., Flynn, M., & King, A. (2020). Catastrophic Failure: How and When? Insights From 4‐D In Situ X‐ray Microtomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(8), e2020JB019642.


  • [38] Tewksbury, F., & Fusseis, F. (2019) Re-thinking Coverage and Linearity. Part of the SERC On-ramps series: https://serc.carleton.edu/onramps/coverage_linearity.html
  • [37] Macente, A., Vanorio, T., Miller, K.J., Fusseis. F., Butler, I. (2019). Dynamic Evolution of Permeability in Response to Chemo-Mechanical Compaction, JGR: Solid Earth 124 (11), 11204-11217.
  • [36] Marone, F., Schlepütz, C.M., Marti, S., Fusseis, F., Velásquez-Parra, A., Griffa, M. … (2019). Time resolved in-situ X-ray tomographic microscopy unraveling dynamic processes in geologic systems, Frontiers in Earth Science 7, 346.
  • [35] Cordonnier, B., Pluymakers, A., Tengattini, A., Marti, S., Kaestner, A., Fusseis, F., …. (2019). Neutron imaging of cadmium sorption and transport in porous rocks, Frontiers in Earth Science 7, 306.


  • [34] Macente, A., Fusseis, F., Butler, I.B., Tudisco, E., Hall, S.A., Andò, E. (2018). 4D porosity and pore connectivity reduction during enhanced pressure-solution of NaCl in the presence of phyllosilicates, EPSL 502, 115-125.
  • [33] Xing, T., Zhu, W., Fusseis, F., Lisabeth, H. (2018). Generating porosity during olivine carbonation via dissolution channels and expansion cracks, Solid Eart 9, 879-896, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-9-879-2018.
  • [32] Renard, F. et al. (incl Fusseis, F.) (2018). Dynamic In Situ Three-Dimensional Imaging and Digital Volume Correlation Analysis to Quantify Strain Localization and Fracture Coalescence in Sandstone. PAGEOPH, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-018-2003-x.
  • [31] Karrech A., Fusseis F., Schrank C., Regenauer-Lieb K. (2018). Thermo-poro-mechanics Modelling of Gypsum Dehydration. In: Hoyos L., McCartney J. (eds) Advances in Characterization and Analysis of Expansive Soils and Rocks. GeoMEast 2017. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer.


  • [30] Gilgannon, J., Fusseis, F., Menegon, L., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Buckmann, J. (2017). Hierarchical creep cavity formation in an ultramylonite and implications for phase mixing. Solid Earth 8, 1193-1209, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-1193-2017.
  • [29] Bedford, J., Fusseis, F., Leclere, H., Wheeler, J., Faulkner, D. (2017). A new 4D view on the evolution of metamorphic dehydration reactions. Scientific Reports 7(1), 6881, DOI: :10.1038/s41598-017-07160-5.
  • [28] Macente, A., Fusseis, F., Menegon, L., Xiao, X., John, T. (2017). The strain-dependent evolution of garnet in a high-temperature shear zone from the Western Gneiss Region (Norway): a Synchrotron x-ray microtomography study. J Metamorphic Geology. 35(5), 565-583
  • [27] Fondriest, M. et al. (incl Fusseis, F.) (2017). Static versus dynamic fracturing in shallow carbonate fault zones, EPSL 461, 8-10, DOI: 10.1016/ j.epsl.2016.12.024.


  • [26] Dunlop, J., Apanaskevich, D.A., Lehmann, J., Hoffmann, R., Fusseis, F., Ehlke, M., Zachow, S., Xiao, X. (2016). Microtomography of the Baltic amber tick Ixodes succineus reveals affinities with the modern Asian disease vector Ixodes ovatus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16 (1), 302.
  • [25] Zhu, W., Fusseis, F., Lisabeth, H., Xing, T., Xiao, X., De Andrade, V., Karato, S.-I. (2016). Fracturing olivine through shrinkage cracks: Evidence from in-situ microtomography experiment. GRL, doi: 10.1002/2016GL070834.
  • [24] Hoffmann, R., Richter, D.K., Neuser, R.D., Jöns, N., Linzmeier, B.J., Lemanis, R.E., Fusseis, F., Xiao, X., Immenhauser, A. (2016) Evidence for a composition organic-inorganic fabric of belemnite rostra: Implications for palaeoceanography and palaeoecology, Sedimentary Geology, 341, 203-215, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.06.001.


  • [23] Menegon, L., Fusseis, F., Stunitz, H. (2015) Creep cavitation bands control porosity and fluid flow in lower crustal shear zones. Geology, doi:10.1130/G36307.1.
  • [22] Lemanis, R., Zachow, S., Fusseis, F., Hoffmann, R. (2015) A new approach using high-resolution computed tomography to test the buoyant properties of chambered cephalopod shells. Paleobiology 41(2), 313-329.
  • [21] Regenauer-Lieb, et al. (incl Fusseis, F.) (2015) Deep geothermal: The “Moon Landing” mission in the unconventional energy and minerals space. J Earth Sci 26(1), 2-10.
  • [20] Okudaira, T., Jerábek, P., Stunitz, H., Fusseis, F. (2015) High‐temperature fracturing and subsequent grain‐size‐sensitive creep in lower crustal gabbros: Evidence for coseismic loading followed by creep during decaying stress in the lower crust?  J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011708.
  • [19] Regenauer-Lieb, K., Veveakis, M., Poulet, T., Wellmann, F., Fusseis, F., Karrech, A., Liu, J., Hauser, J., Schrank, C., Gaede O., Trefry, M. (2015). Stimulating Granites: From Synchrotron Microtomography to Enhancing Reservoirs. Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015 Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April 2015.


  • [18] Fusseis, F., Steeb, H., Xiao, X., Zhu, W., Butler, I.B., Elphick, S, Mäder, U. (2014). A low-cost x-ray transparent experimental cell for Synchrotron-based x-ray microtomography studies at geological reservoir conditions. J. Synchrotron Radiation, 21, 251–253.
  • [17] Fusseis, F., Schrank, C. Xiao, X. and De Carlo, F. (2014). The application of synchrotron radiation-based microtomography to (structural) geology, Journal of Structural Geology 65, 1-14, invited review paper.


  • [16] Regenauer-Lieb, K., Veveakis, M., Poulet, T., Wellmann, F., Karrech, A., Liu, J., Hauser, J., Schrank, C., Gaede, O., Fusseis, F., Trefry, M. (2013). Multiscale coupling and Multiphysics Approaches in Earth Sciences. Part 2: Application. J. Coupled Syst. Multiscale Dynamics 1/3, 281-323.
  • [15] Liu, J., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Hines, C., Zhang, S., Bourke, P., Fusseis, F., Yuen, D.A., (2013). Applications of Microtomography to Multiscale System Dynamics: Visualisation, Characterisation and High Performance Computation, IN: Yuen et al. (eds.), GPU Solutions to Multi-scale Problems in Science and Engineering, Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16405-7_40.
  • [14] De Carlo, Schwarz, N., Xiao, X., Fezzaa, K., Wang, S., Jacobsen, C., Chawla, N., Fusseis, F. (2013). Challenges in Data Intensive Science at Synchrotron Based 3D X-Ray imaging facilities, TMS2013 Supplemental Proceedings, doi: 10.1002/9781118663547.ch144.


  • [13] Schrank, C., Fusseis, F., Karrech, A., Regenauer-Lieb, K. (2012). Thermal-elastic stresses and the criticality of the continental crust. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q09005, doi:10.1029/2012GC004085.
  • [12] Fusseis, F., Schrank, C., Liu, J., Karrech, A., Llana-Funéz, S., Xiao, X., Regenauer-Lieb, K. (2012). Pore formation during dehydration of a polycrystalline gypsum sample observed and quantified in a time-series synchrotron X-ray microtomography experiment. Solid Earth 3, doi:10.5194/se-3-1-2012.
  • [11] Xiao, X., Fusseis, F., De Carlo, F. (2012). X-ray fast tomography and its applications in dynamical phenomena studies in geosciences at Advanced Photon Source. Proc. SPIE 8506, Developments in X-Ray Tomography VIII, 85060K (October 17, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.936331.
  • [10] De Carlo, F., Xiao, X., Fezaa, K., Wang, S., Schwarz, Z., Jacobsen, C., Chawla, N., Fusseis, F. (2012). Data intensive science at synchrotron based 3D x-ray imaging facilities. E-Science (e-Science), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on, doi: 10.1109/eScience.2012.6404468.


  • [9] Zhu, W., Gaetani, G., Fusseis, F., Montesi, L., De Carlo, F. (2011). Microtomography of partially molten rocks: three-dimensional melt distribution in mantle peridotite. Science 332, 88.


  • [8] Liu, J., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Fusseis, F. (2010). Stochastic analysis of percolation and anisotropic permeability from micro-tomography and an application to mylonite. Advances in Geosciences 20, 241-253.


  • [7] Fusseis, F., Regenauer-Lieb, Liu, J., Hough, R., De Carlo, F. (2009). Creep cavitation and dissolution establish a granular fluid pump in ductile shear zones. Nature 450 (7249).
  • [6] Regenauer-Lieb, K., Yuen, D., Fusseis, F. (2009). Landslides, Ice Quakes, Earthquakes: A Thermodynamic Approach to Surface Instabilities. PAGEOPH 166, 1-24.


  • [5] Fusseis, F., Handy, M.R. (2008). Micromechanisms of shear zone propagation at the brittle-viscous transition. Journal of Structural Geology 30/10, 1242-1253.
  • [4] Schrank, C.E., Handy, M.R., Fusseis, F. (2008). Multiscaling of shear zones and the evolution of the brittle-to-viscous transition in continental crust. Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth 113/1, art. no. B01407.


  • [3] Fusseis, F., Handy, M.R., Schrank, C. (2006). Networking of shear zones at the brittle-to-viscous transition (Cap de Creus, NE Spain). Journal of Structural Geology 28/7, 1228-1243.


  • [2] Grasemann, B., Wiesmayr, G., Draganits, E., Fusseis, F. (2004). Classification of refold structures. Journal of Geology 112/1, 119-125.


  • [1] Fusseis, F., Grasemann, B. (2002). Animation of refold structures. Journal Virtual Explorer 9, 1-15.