Chemical and deformational controls on recrystallization of mica

M. A. Etheridge*, B. E. Hobbs

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Chemical and microstructural data from one experimentally and two naturally deformed and recrystallized micas are discussed in terms of established metallurgical mechanisms for strain-induced nucleation and growth during recrystallization. It is suggested that none of these nucleation mechanisms is applicable, and that nucleation is driven by energy from both chemical and permanent strain sources. Subsequent growth of the nuclei is influenced by the deformation or by coincidence lattice relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-124
Number of pages14
JournalContributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1974
Externally publishedYes


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