Plastic Deformation of Metallic Nanostructures


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Copper nanostructure and aluminum-alumina nanocomposite are studied using the stress relaxation technique to determine the activation volume involved in the micro-mechanism of the deformation. These materials exhibiting near-perfect elasto-plastic deformation show similar behavior in the steady state flow domain. Difference is observed when relaxations are carried out in the work-hardening domain where dislocations variation occur.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 567-568)

Edited by:

Pavel Šandera




Y. Champion et al., "Plastic Deformation of Metallic Nanostructures", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 567-568, pp. 29-32, 2008

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December 2007




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