Enhanced plasticity via kinking in cubic metallic nanolaminates

Thomas Nizolek, Nathan A. Mara, Irene J. Beyerlein, Jaclyn T. Avallone, Tresa M. Pollock

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Kink band formation is unexpected in cubic nanocrystalline metals but is found to occur during layer-parallel compression of bulk Cu-Nb nanolaminates produced by the accumulative roll bonding process. This deformation mechanism is strongly length scale dependent and allows for large compressive strains (>25%) at high stresses high stresses (>1GPa) without leading to crack formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-785
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Engineering Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

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