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Strength and texture of sodium chloride to 56 GPa

Author(s): Mi, Zhongying; Shieh, Sean R; Kavner, Abby; Kiefer, Boris; Wenk, Hans-Rudolf; et al

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Abstract: The strength and texture of sodium chloride in the B1 (rocksalt) and B2 (cesium chloride) phases were investigated in a diamond anvil cell using synchrotron X-ray diffraction in a radial geometry to 56 GPa. The measured differential stresses within the Reuss limit are in the range of 0.2 GPa for the B1 phase at pressure of 24 GPa and 1.6 GPa for the B2 phase at pressure of 56 GPa. A strength weakening is observed near the B1-B2 phase transition at about 30 GPa. The low strength of NaCl in the B1 phase confirms that it is an effective pressure-transmitting medium for high-pressure experiments to 30 GPa. The B2 phase can be also used as a pressure-transmitting medium although it exhibits a steeper increase in strength with pressure than the B1 phase. Deformation induces weak lattice preferred orientation in NaCl, showing a (100) texture in the B1 phase and a (110) texture in the B2 phase. The observed textures were evaluated by viscoplastic self-consistent model and our results suggest {110}h1 10i as the slip system for the B1 phase and {112}h1 10i for the B2 phase.
Electronic Publication Date: 2-Apr-2018
Citation: Mi, Z., S. R. Shieh, A. Kavner, B. Kiefer, H-R. Wenk, and T. S. Duffy. "Strength and texture of sodium chloride to 56 GPa." Journal of Applied Physics 123, no. 13 (2018): 135901. doi: 10.1063/1.5022273.
DOI: doi:10.1063/1.5022273
ISSN: 0021-8979
EISSN: 1089-7550
Pages: 135901
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Journal of Applied Physics
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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