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Research article
18 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 18 Nov 2014

Finite lattice distortion patterns in plastically deformed zircon grains

E. Kovaleva, U. Klötzli, G. Habler, and E. Libowitzky

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Three types of lattice distortion patterns in deformed zircon are detected: (I) gradual bending of the crystal lattice without subgrain boundaries, (II) local gradual bending of the lattice with formation of semicircular subgrain boundaries, and (III) strain-free subgrains separated by subgrain boundaries. The difference is controlled by strain rate and differential stress. Activation of energetically preferable slip systems is facilitated by decoupling from matrix and/or by soft host mineral.