Temperature- and strain-rate-dependent microfabric evolution in monomineralic mylonite: evidence from in situ deformation of norcamphor

Herwegh, Marco; Handy, Mark R.; Heilbronner, Renée (1997). Temperature- and strain-rate-dependent microfabric evolution in monomineralic mylonite: evidence from in situ deformation of norcamphor. Tectonophysics, 280(1-2), pp. 83-106. Elsevier 10.1016/S0040-1951(97)00139-X

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Norcamphor (C7H10O) was subjected to plane strain simple shear in a see-through deformation rig at four different strain rate and temperature conditions. Two transient stages in the microfabric evolution to steady state are distinguished. The grain scale mechanisms associated with the microstructural and textural evolution vary with the applied temperature, strain rate and strain. In high-temperature-low-strain-rate experiments, computer integrated polarization microscopy reveals that the texture evolution is closely related to the crystallographic rotation paths and rotation rates of individual grains. High c-axis rotation rates at low to intermediate shear strains are related to the development of a symmetrical c-axis cross girdle by the end of the first transient stage (γ = 1.5 to 2). During the second transient stage (γ = 1.5 to 6), the cross girdle yields to an oblique c-axis single girdle as c-axis rotation rates decrease and the relative activity of grain boundary migration recrystallization increases. Steady state (γ > 8) is characterized by a stable end orientation of the sample texture and the cyclic growth, rotation and consumption of individual grains within the aggregate.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Herwegh, Marco

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

0040-1951

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marco Herwegh

Date Deposited:

20 Jun 2016 16:38

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2016 16:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S0040-1951(97)00139-X

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73900

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73900

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