Strength and texture of sodium chloride to 56 GPa

Z. Mi, S. R. Shieh, A. Kavner, B. Kiefer, H. R. Wenk, T. S. Duffy

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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}〈 110〉 as the slip system for the B1 phase and {112} 〈110〉 for the B2 phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number135901
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 7 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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