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    The brittle–ductile transition is thought to control crustal permeability. Laboratory experiments and model simulations show that permeability is also stress dependent and ductile granitic rocks may have enough permeability to host geothermal resources.

    • Noriaki Watanabe
    • , Tatsuya Numakura
    • , Kiyotoshi Sakaguchi
    • , Hanae Saishu
    • , Atsushi Okamoto
    • , Steven E. Ingebritsen
    •  & Noriyoshi Tsuchiya
    Nature Geoscience 10, 140–144

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