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Unité Matériaux et Transformations

Unité Matériaux et Transformations
CNRS UMR 8207 - Université Lille 1

Director : Alexandre Legris

Deputy Director : Hugues Leroux

Main office Tel : +33 (0) 320 43 49 67
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Hilairet Nadège
Nadège Hilairet
CNRS reasearch scientist
Bâtiment C6 - Bureau 112 - 1er Etage
Unité Matériaux et Transformations
Bât. C6
Université Lille1
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq
Tel: +33 (0)320 43 49 66
Fax: +33 (0) 320 43 65 91
Research team: Mineral physics


Plasticity in the upper mantle (experiments in-situ), xray powder diffraction, large volume apparatuses.

Current PhD thesis

  • Christopher Langrand, Effect of phase transformations on deep Earth minerals microstructures. Thesis started in 2014. Other co-advisor: Sébastien Merkel.
  • Sarah Incel, Experimental constrains on rheology during metamorphic reactions (thèse ENS Paris). Thesis started in 2014. Other co-advisor: Schubnel Alexandre.

Defended PhD thesis

  • Thomas Ferrand, Reproduction of experimental analogues of intermediate depth earthquakes through antigorite dehydration and comparison to natural pseudotachylites (thèse ENS Paris). Thesis defended in 2017. Other co-advisor: Schubnel Alexandre.

Recent communications

33 oral presentation(s), including 10 invited. 31 poster(s). Detailled list.

Recent publications

  • 2017
    1. S. Incel, N. Hilairet, L. Labrousse, T. John, D. Deldicque, T. Ferrand, Y. Wang, J. Renner, L. Morales, A. Schubnel, Laboratory earthquakes triggered during eclogitization of lawsonite-bearing blueschist, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 459 320-331 (2017) [doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.047]
    2. C. Langrand, N. Hilairet, C. Nisr, M. Roskosz, G. Ribárik, G. B. M. Vaughan, S. Merkel, Reliability of multigrain indexing for orthorhombic polycrystals above 1 Mbar: application to MgSiO3 post-perovskite, Journal of Applied Crystallography 50 120-130 (2017) [doi: 10.1107/S1600576716018057]
  • 2016
    1. A. D. Rosa, N. Hilairet, S. Ghosh, J. P. Perrillat, G. Garbarino, S. Merkel, Evolution of grain sizes and orientations during phase transitions in hydrous Mg2SiO4, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121 (2016) [doi: 10.1002/2016JB013360]
  • 2015
    1. K. Gouriet, N. Hilairet, E. Amiguet, N. Bolfan-casanova, Y. Wang, B. Reynard, P. Cordier, Plasticity of the dense hydrous magnesium silicate phase A at subduction zones conditions, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 248 1-11 (2015) [doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2015.09.004]
    2. A. D. Rosa, N. Hilairet, S. Ghosh, G. Garbarino, J. Jacobs, J. P. Perrillat, G. Vaughan, S. Merkel, In situ monitoring of phase transformation microstructures at Earth's mantle pressure and temperature using multi-grain XRD, Journal of Applied Crystallography 48 1346-1354 (2015) [doi: 10.1107/S1600576715012765]
    3. S. Merkel, N. Hilairet, Multifit-Polydefix: a framework for the analysis of polycrystal deformation using X-rays, Journal of Applied Crystallography 48 1307-1313 (2015) [doi: 10.1107/S1600576715010390]
  • 2014
    1. E. Amiguet, B. Van de moortèle, P. Cordier, N. Hilairet, B. Reynard, Deformation mechanisms and rheology of serpentines in experiments and in nature, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119 (2014) [doi: 10.1002/2013JB010791]
  • 2013
    1. A. Schubnel, F. Brunet, N. Hilairet, J. Gasc, Y. Wang, H. W. Green, Deep-Focus Earthquake Analogs Recorded at High Pressure and Temperature in the Laboratory, Science 341 1377-1380 (2013) [doi: 10.1126/science.1240206]
    2. Y. Wang, N. Hilairet, N. Nishiyama, N. Yahata, T. Tsuchiya, G. Morard, G. Fiquet, High-pressure, high-temperature deformation of CaGeO3(perovskite)±MgO aggregates: Implications for multiphase rheology of the lower mantle, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14 (2013) [doi: 10.1002/ggge.20200]
  • 2012
    1. E. Amiguet, B. Reynard, R. Caracas, B. Van de moortèle, N. Hilairet, Y. Wang, Creep of phyllosilicates at the onset of plate tectonics, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 345-348 142-150 (2012) [doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.033]
    2. N. Hilairet, Y. Wang, T. Sanehira, S. Merkel, S. Mei, Deformation of olivine under mantle conditions: An in situ high-pressure, high-temperature study using monochromatic synchrotron radiation, Journal of Geophysical Research 117 B01203 (2012) [doi: 10.1029/2011JB008498]
  • 2010
    1. Y. Wang, N. Hilairet, P. Dera, Recent advances in high pressure and temperature rheological studies, Journal of Earth Science 21 495-516 (2010) [doi: 10.1007/s12583-010-0124-y] *Note
  • 2009
    1. N. Hilairet, B. Reynard, Stability and dynamics of serpentinite layer in subduction zone, Tectonophysics 465 24-29 (2009) [doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.10.005] *Note
  • 2007
    1. B. Reynard, N. Hilairet, E. Balan, M. Lazzeri, Elasticity of serpentines and extensive serpentinization in subduction zones, Geophysical Research Letters 34 L13307 (2007) [doi: 10.1029/2007GL030176] *Note
    2. N. Hilairet, B. Reynard, Y. Wang, I. Daniel, S. Merkel, N. Nishiyama, S. Petitgirard, High-pressure creep of serpentine, interseismic deformation, and initiation of subduction, Science 318 1910-1913 (2007) [doi: 10.1126/science.1148494]
  • 2006
    1. N. Hilairet, I. Daniel, B. Reynard, P–V Equations of State and the relative stabilities of serpentine varieties, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 33 629-637 (2006) [doi: 10.1007/s00269-006-0111-0] *Note
    2. N. Hilairet, I. Daniel, B. Reynard, Equation of state of antigorite, stability field of serpentines, and seismicity in subduction zones, Geophysical Research Letters 33 L02302 (2006) [doi: 10.1029/2005GL024728] *Note
    3. G. Duclaux, R. P. Ménot, S. Guillot, Y. Agbossoumondé, N. Hilairet, The mafic layered complex of the Kabyé massif (north Togo and north Benin): Evidence of a Pan-African granulitic continental arc root, Precambrian Research 151 101-118 (2006) [doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2006.08.012] *Note
  • 2005
    1. G. Bromiley, N. Hilairet, Hydrogen and minor element incorporation in synthetic rutile, Mineralogical Magazine 69 345-358 (2005) [doi: 10.1180/0026461056930256] *Note
  • 2004
    1. G. Bromiley, N. Hilairet, C. Mc cammon, Solubility of hydrogen and ferric iron in rutile and TiO2 (II): Implications for phase assemblages during ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism and for the stability of silica polymorphs in the lower mantle, Geophysical Research Letters 31 L04610 (2004) [doi: 10.1029/2004GL019430] *Note
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