Microstructures and mechanical properties of pure tantalum processed by high-pressure torsion

Y Huang, N Maury, N X Zhang, T G Langdon
2014 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
A body-centred cubic (BCC) structure metal, tantalum, was processed by highpressure torsion (HPT) at room temperature with different numbers of rotations. The microstructural evolution was studied by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The grain sizes were significantly refined at the disk edge area in the early stages of deformation (N = 0.5) but tended to attain saturation after the numbers of rotations was increased to N = 5. As the deformation continued, some coarse grains appeared in
more » ... grains appeared in the disk edge areas and it appeared that there was structural recovery at the expense of grain boundary migration in the tantalum during HPT processing. Microhardness measurements showed the hardness gradually evolved towards a more homogenized level across the disk surfaces as the numbers of rotations increased. The hardness level after N = 10 turns was slightly lower than after N = 5 turns, thereby indicating the occurrence of a recovery process after 5 turns.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/63/1/012100 fatcat:ittk4bjrivchhftcpdsxslm5ma