On pressure demagnetization.

G. W. Pearce, Jeffrey Alan Karson

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The effects of pressure on the remanent magnetization of rocks may well be important in regions of low geothermal gradients, for example subduction zones, or at localities where a magnetization is associated with a meteorite impact. In a series of experiments undertaken to determine the effects of hydrostatic pressure on the saturation magnetic remanent moment in a variety of materials, a 'pressure demagnetization' has been observed. From these experiments we conclude that there is a relationship between coercivity and the extent of this pressure demagnetization for rocks bearing magnetite and titanomagnetites. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-728
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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