See-through Deformation Rigs

 

Pioneer work by Win D. Means and Janos L. Urai  investigating transparent polycrystalline materials in see-through deformation apparatus mounted on petrographic microscopes was adopted and modified by numerous researchers. The variety of materials used, setups and though applications of these kinds of experiments is outstanding in the broad field of microdynamic modeling. Classically, a sample sandwiched in between two glass plates is subjected to simple shear, rotational shear or pure shear, but also statically heated or annealed while microstructural processes can be observed using transmitted light microscopy. Many studies also show the effect of a second phase on the shearing behavior of the polycrystals.

Picture_959 - See through Deformation Rig with Sample Holder