On the stress dependence of subgrain size

G. H. Edward*, M. A. Etheridge, B. E. Hobbs

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A simple model of the dynamic balance between deformation-induced dislocation generation and climb-controlled dislocation annihilation in subgrain walls results in a stress-subgrain size relationship which involves various properties including the creep stress exponent and the creep diffusivity. The implications of the environmental dependence of the stress-subgrain size relation with regard to its use as a palaeopiezometer in naturally deformed minerals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-152
Number of pages26
JournalTextures and Microstructures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982


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