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Water may be a damp squib

Experiments on silicon diffusion in the mineral olivine cast doubt on the widely held belief that water has a significant effect on the rheological properties of Earth's upper mantle. See Letter p.213

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Brodholt, J. Water may be a damp squib. Nature 498, 181–182 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/498181a

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