In-situ 3DXRD annealing of a geological material: Evaluating the validity of 2D
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Most in-situ heating experiments where substructure is investigated have been restricted to 2D. We compare a 2D experiment to a 3D X-ray diffraction experiment to evaluate the validity of the 2D method. Until now 3D X-ray diffraction has been limited to well-recovered substructures. We conducted a 3D in-situ annealing experiment on a halite crystal with a significant orientation gradient. This is the first experiment of its kind on a geological material and shows that even complicated microstructures can be resolved. Comparison of 2D and 3D showed that, although general results were similar, subgrain boundary movement occurred with higher frequency in 3D. We suggest this discrepancy is due to enhanced drag force on subgrain boundaries by surface thermal grooving. Thus, while results from 2D experiments largely reflect what is happening in the volume, analysis of boundary movement with regard to absolute mobilities needs to be considered with some care.
Research subject Geology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-45685OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-45685DiVA: diva2:369337