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Intracrystalline deformation and nanotectonic processes in magnetite from a naturally deformed rock

Mamtani, M. A.; Reznik, B.; Kontny, A.

Although experimental studies have shown dislocation creep to be an important deformation mechanism in magnetite at medium to high temperature, evidence of intracrystalline deformation in magnetite remains to be established in natural tectonically deformed rocks. In this study we investigate intracrystalline deformation features and nanostructures in elongated magnetite from a naturally deformed rock (mylonitized mica schist deformed in a large-scale shear zone of the Seve nappe, Swedish Caledonides). The magnetite grains have very high aspect ratios (up to 10.40) that result in very high degree of magnetic anisotropy in the rock. We show low and high angle grain boundaries (LAGB and HAGB) in magnetite using a combination of electron backscatter diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) analysis. HRTEM studies on lamellae excavated perpendicular to the LAGB and HAGB reveal translational and rotational Moiré fringes, respectively. Dislocations, slip bands, stacking faults, twins and recrystallized domains are observed in the vicinity of the grain boundaries, thus providing unequivocal evidence of intracrystalline deformation of magnetite. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2020.104045
Zitationen: 1
Web of Science
Zitationen: 1
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0191-8141, 1873-1201
KITopen-ID: 1000118177
Erschienen in Journal of structural geology
Verlag Elsevier
Band 135
Seiten 104045
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