Deciphering the interactions between single arm dislocation sources and coherent twin boundary in nickel bi-crystal

Vahid Samaee, Maxime Dupraz, Thomas Pardoen, Helena Van Swygenhoven, Dominique Schryvers, Hosni Idrissi
2021 Nature Communications  
AbstractThe introduction of a well-controlled population of coherent twin boundaries (CTBs) is an attractive route to improve the strength ductility product in face centered cubic (FCC) metals. However, the elementary mechanisms controlling the interaction between single arm dislocation sources (SASs), often present in nanotwinned FCC metals, and CTB are still not well understood. Here, quantitative in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations of these mechanisms under tensile
more » ... ding are performed on submicron Ni bi-crystal. We report that the absorption of curved screw dislocations at the CTB leads to the formation of constriction nodes connecting pairs of twinning dislocations at the CTB plane in agreement with large scale 3D atomistic simulations. The coordinated motion of the twinning dislocation pairs due to the presence of the nodes leads to a unique CTB sliding mechanism, which plays an important role in initiating the fracture process at a CTB ledge. TEM observations of the interactions between non-screw dislocations and the CTB highlight the importance of the synergy between the repulsive force of the CTB and the back stress from SASs when the interactions occur in small volumes.
doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21296-z pmid:33574246 fatcat:ah64omwzzzg3jna6v6vxawmb6u