Size Effects in Plasticity: Experiments and Simulations
Large scale computer simulations suggest that in nanocrystalline metals grain boundaries act as source and sink for dislocations. This suggestion has been the motivation for developing a new in-situ X-ray diffraction technique that allow peak profile analysis of several Bragg diffraction peaks during tensile deformation. Synergies between simulations and experiments are discussed including new applications of the in-situ technique.
H. Van Swygenhoven "Size Effects in Plasticity: Experiments and Simulations", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 193-200, 2006