Dynamic Atomic Mechanisms of Plasticity of Ni Nanowires and Nano Crystalline Ultra-Thin Films
Using our recently developed in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques, we revealed that the FCC structured Ni nanowires with diameter of about 30 nm possess ultra-large strain plasticity. Dynamic complex dislocation activities mediated the large strain bent-plasticity and they were monitored at atomic scale in real time. The bent-induced strain gradient allows studying the strain effects on dislocation mediated plasticity. We also explored the deformation techniques to more general cases, the nano thin films. An example of tensile Pt ultra-thin film is presented.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
X. D. Han et al., "Dynamic Atomic Mechanisms of Plasticity of Ni Nanowires and Nano Crystalline Ultra-Thin Films", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2293-2296, 2010