Phase Formation under Pulse Loading
Pulse loading of diffusion couples leads to the formation of the broad metastable solid solutions. Under higher temperatures, combined with high deformation rates, intermetallics also can form. Possible mechanisms of this phenomenon are discussed. Formation of nanostructure under uniaxial compression/decompression (observed in MD simulations) seems to be one of the possibilities.
M. Danielewski, R. Filipek, R. Kozubski, W. Kucza, P. Zieba, Z. Zurek
D.S. Gertzricken et al., "Phase Formation under Pulse Loading", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 237-240, pp. 715-720, 2005