Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 313–323

An investigation of grain-boundary sliding during creep


  • R. L. Bell
    • Engineering LaboratoriesThe University
  • T. G. Langdon
    • University of California

DOI: 10.1007/BF00572414

Cite this article as:
Bell, R.L. & Langdon, T.G. J Mater Sci (1967) 2: 313. doi:10.1007/BF00572414


A detailed experimental study of the behaviour of grain boundaries between surface grains has been carried out on a magnesium alloy, Magnox AL 80. Different methods of assessing the strain due to grain-boundary sliding were compared; the general agreement obtained confirmed the view that, under conditions of low stress and high temperature, sliding can play a very important role in the overall deformation.

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