Infrastructure

Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory

For rock deformation experiments we use three different apparatuses, allowing to perform brittle (low temperature) deformation of large rock samples (MTS servo-hydraulic press) and high temperature (ductile) deformation of small samples (Paterson-type gas deformation apparatus at high confining pressure, uniaxial creep rig at atmospheric pressure).

Pore and Fracture Space Laboratory

For characterization of pores and fractures within rocks the laboratory is equipped with an X-ray computer tomography system (Nanotom CT), He-gas pycnometer (AccuPyc), Hg porosimeter (2000 WS), and a gas adsorption porosimeter (TS Surfer).

Seismological Networks GONAF and PIRES