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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 24 (1995), Issue 1-3, Pages 133-141

Textures in Pure Shear Deformed Rock Salt

1Institut für Kristallographie und Festkörperphysik der TU Dresden, Dresden 01062, Germany
2Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik der TU Clausthal, Großer Bruch 23, Clausthal-Zellerfeld 38678, Germany
3Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik der TU Clausthal, Außenstelle am GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Max-Planck-Straße, Geesthacht 21502, Germany
4Institut für Geologie und Dynamik der Lithosphäre der Universität Göttingen, Goldschmidtstr. 3, Göttingen 37077, Germany
5Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik der TU Clausthal, Großer Bruch 23, Claustal-Zellerfeld 38678, Germany

Received 30 October 1994; Accepted 20 December 1994

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Texture formation in pure shear deformed rock salt has been studied by neutron diffraction. The textures developed are comparable to those of rolled face-centered cubic metals with high stacking fault energy. At room temperature the texture consists of a strong S and copper and a weaker brass component. It is replaced by static and/or dynamic recrystallization by a strong cube and a subordinate Goss component. Comparison of the experimental textures with simulations based on different models shows that the low temperature high strain deformation texture can be qualitatively well explained by the Taylor model using slip on {110}110, {100}110 and {111}110 systems with equal critical resolved shear stresses. Relaxation with increasing temperature introduces the cube and Goss component, which may represent the nuclei for recrystallization. The study shows that texture simulations on salt without considering recrystallization lead to misleading conclusions.