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Nano-structures at martensite macrotwin interfaces in $Ni_{65}Al_{35}$

Boullay, Philippe and Schryvers, D. and Ball, J. M. (2003) Nano-structures at martensite macrotwin interfaces in $Ni_{65}Al_{35}$. Acta Materialia, 51 (5). pp. 1421-1436.


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The atomic configurations at macrotwin interfaces between microtwinned martensite plates in $Ni_{65}Al_{35}$ material are investigated using transmission electron microscopy. The observed structures are interpreted in view of possible formation mechanisms for these interfaces. A distinction is made between cases in which the microtwins, originating from mutually perpendicular \{110\} austenite planes, enclose a final angle larger or smaller than $90^{\circ}$. Two different configurations, a crossing and a step type are described. Depending on the actual case, tapering, bending and tip splitting of the smaller microtwin variants are observed. The most reproducible deformations occur in a region of approximately 5-10nm width around the interface while a variety of structural defects are observed further away from the interface. These structures and deformations are interpreted in terms of the coalescence of two separately nucleated microtwinned martensite plates and the need to accommodate remaining stresses.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Martensite; twinning; electron microscopy; nonlinear thermoelasticity
Subjects:H - N > Mechanics of particles and systems
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE
ID Code:189
Deposited By: John Ball
Deposited On:26 Aug 2005
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:17

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