Investigation of fabrics in quartz and ice: comparison and applications of different analytical methods

Christopher Wilson, Nicholas JR Hunter, Vladimir Luzin, Mark Peternell, Sandra Piazolo

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Our understanding of fabric evolution in rocks and icemasses has advanced from simply measuring the c-axis. Sotoo have the methods available to extract crystallographicorientation data. Methods such as neutron diffraction (ND),electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD) can potentiallyprovide a higher density of information and data onadditional crystallographic axes. In addition, techniquesutilizing EBSD and automated optical fabric analysers(FA) have the advantage of producing spatially referenceddata with the ability to generate Achsenverteilungsanalyse(AVA) or axial distribution diagrams (Sander 1950). Sucha diagram, essentially a map of crystallographic orientationwithin a 2D slice from a sample, can help identify spatiallydistinct grains or groups of grains. In this contribution wewill illustrate and draw comparisons between the outputsbetween the three main techniques currently being used inthe structural geology community.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology & Tectonics, 2015 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015
Conference number: 20th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology & Tectonics, 2015
Abbreviated titleDRT 2015

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