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Structural refinement and coarsening in deformed metals
|Niels Hansen , Xiaoxu Huang , Xing Qingfeng|
Center for Fundamental Research: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions, Materials Research Department, Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde DK-4000, Denmark
Deformation of metals at increasing strain leads to a microstructural evolution which follows a continuous refinement down to the nanometre dimension. The increasing structural refinement generally leads to an increase in strength and a decrease in ductility. However these trends are reversed when the deformed microstructure is coarsened for example during a heat treatment. Optimisation of mechanical properties therefore relies on characterization and modelling of process structure-property relationships.
Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium G, by Niels Hansen
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003
Submitted: 2003-05-11 11:22 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55