Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Research article
17 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 17 Oct 2017

The grain size(s) of Black Hills Quartzite deformed in the dislocation creep regime

Renée Heilbronner and Rüdiger Kilian

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The crystallographic texture of experimentally sheared samples of dynamically recrystallized quartzite have been reanalyzed using EBSD. Detailed grain size analysis reveals that the recrystallized grain size depends not only on stress, as assumed in the recrystallized quartz piezometer of Stipp and Tullis (2003), but also on texture, grain-scale deformation intensity, and the kinematic framework of axial versus general shear experiments.