Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 313–323

An investigation of grain-boundary sliding during creep

  • R. L. Bell
  • T. G. Langdon

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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© Chapman and Hall 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Bell
    • 1
  • T. G. Langdon
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering LaboratoriesThe UniversitySouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA