Quantitative Characterization of Microstructures Formed During Plastic Deformation

A Godfrey, X Huang, G Winther, Q Liu, N Hansen
2005 Microscopy and Microanalysis  
During plastic deformation of a metal a fraction of the dislocations introduced remain stored in the microstructure. In many metals and alloys these dislocations collect into rotation boundaries, resulting in a process of microstructural subdivision during deformation. A quantitative understanding of the characteristics of deformation microstructures is important in order both to provide information about the physical mechanisms in operation during plastic deformation, and for use in the
more » ... ment of structure-property relationships. Some of the most important parameters of such microstructures include the dislocation boundary spacing, misorientation angle and axis, width, and inclination (boundary plane).
doi:10.1017/s1431927605501004 fatcat:f3gxve626rcq7oegvv4fe2taka