Octachloropropane (C3Cl8) was sheared using a press mounted on an optical microscope and then allowed to adjust its microstructure statically, at the deformation temperature. Depending on strain rate and deformation temperature, the post-deformational changes in microstructure are strikingly different. After low temperature-high strain-rate deformation, fast growth of new strain-free grains on the boundaries of deformed grains results in the obliteration of grain-shape foliation and intracrystalline deformation features, and the development of a foam texture. After high temperature-low strain-rate deformation, on the other hand, grain-shape foliation and grains with subgrain boundaries tend to survive the adjustment. Lattice preferred orientation is maintained after the post-deformational adjustment at both deformation conditions and thus remains a good indicator of deformation.
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