Enhanced Strength and Ductility at a Cryogenic Temperature in a Nanostructured Ni-Fe Alloy
The compressive behavior was investigated on an electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni-20%Fe alloy with a grain size of about 22 nm at room temperature (RT), 298 K, and the liquid nitrogen temperature (LN2T), 77 K. The sensitivity of the yield strength and plastic strain to the test temperature at different grain sizes was discussed. Moreover, through the Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) examination and microhardness measurement, the microstructures before and after the compression test at RT and LN2T were studied.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
H. Q. Li et al., "Enhanced Strength and Ductility at a Cryogenic Temperature in a Nanostructured Ni-Fe Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 2828-2833, 2007