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The development of shape- and crystallographic-preferred orientation in CaPtO3 post-perovskite deformed in pure shear
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    McCormack R, Dobson DP, Walte NP, Miyajima N, Taniguchi T, Wood IG
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    1630, 1635
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    CaPtO3, post-perovskite, deformation mechanism, shape-preferred orientation, crystallographic-preferred orientation, seismic anisotropy, EARTHS LOWER MANTLE, SEISMIC ANISOTROPY, D''-LAYER, PLASTIC-DEFORMATION, CAIRO3 PEROVSKITE, THERMAL-EXPANSION, PHASE-TRANSITION, LOWERMOST MANTLE, MGSIO3, PRESSURES
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    McCormack, R
    Dept Earth Sci
    WC1E 6BT
Knowledge of the deformation mechanism of post-perovskite is important for interpreting observed seismic anisotropy in terms of mantle flow. Experiments on post-perovskite MgSiO3 and the low-pressure analog material CaIrO3 yield different textures, leaving the interpretation of the observed seismic signatures unclear. Here we present results of deformation experiments on CaPtO3 post-perovskite that may be a better analog to MgSiO3. Post-perovskite CaPtO3 deforms by glide of [100] dislocations on the (010) plane, consistent with previous experimental results on CaIrO3. In addition, samples containing a weak minority phase also display shape-preferred orientation with grains elongated in the crystallographic a-direction forming a planar fabric perpendicular to the compression direction. This shape-preferred orientation strengthens the observed crystallographic-preferred orientation and results in a rapid development of texture during deformation. This observation supports the recent suggestion that the D '' reflector might be due to a rapid generation of texture in post-perovskite. Furthermore, the role of shape-preferred orientation in generating seismic anisotropy in multi-phase assemblages should be considered for the D '' assemblage.
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