Measurement of Electrical Resistivity during Tensile Deformation of Pure Ti

Kousuke FUJITA, Masato UEDA, Masahiko IKEDA
2014 Resources Processing  
The observation and evaluation of lattice defects such as vacancies, dislocations, and grain boundaries are very important in materials design. Electrical resistivity measurement is superior to electron microscopy for obtaining average microstructural information, including density and type of lattice defects. The purpose of this study was to estimate changes in electrical resistivity during the tensile deformation of commercial-purity (CP) Ti. The electrical resistivity of a cold-rolled Ti
more » ... cold-rolled Ti sheet was measured at 77 K (ρ 77 ) and 300 K (ρ 300 ) along the rolling direction (RD) using a direct current (DC) four-point method to determine Matthiessen's empirical relationship, ρ 77 = α/(R -1) + β, R = ρ 300 /ρ 77 . Plots of ρ 77 versus 1/(R -1) showed a linear relationship, and the values of α and β were determined to be 0.5266 and -0.0024, respectively. Changes in ρ 77 during tensile deformation were estimated by substituting the resistance ratio R into Matthiessen's empirical relationship. In the elastic deformation region, no remarkable change in the resistivity was observed. Therefore, the dislocation density did not change significantly. However, the resistivity did increase drastically near the yield point.
doi:10.4144/rpsj.61.49 fatcat:2mqgbrj3nrcnfm2eotuxiwik3q