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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 1728–1732 | Cite as

Plasticity initiation and subsequent deformation behavior in the vicinity of single grain boundary investigated through nanoindentation technique

  • Takahito OhmuraEmail author
  • Kaneaki Tsuzaki
Nano May 2006

Abstract

The initiation of plasticity and the subsequent state in the vicinity of a single grain boundary during indentation-induced deformation were investigated to understand an elementary step of a stress-strain behavior of polycrystalline materials. Nanoindentation measurements on several points on a single grain boundary and the grain interior of an interstitial-free steel and an analysis on the pop-in behavior and the plastic nanohardness were carried out. The pop-in load P c that was obtained on the loading curve is different for each measurement. However, the loading curves overlap one another and the unloading curves coincide as well after the pop-in event. The nanohardness Hn has no dependence on the P c in the range of 150–550 μN. The relation between P c and Δh can be expressed as a simple cubic polynomial function based on a geometrically necessary dislocation loop model. The fitted function differed for various grains with different crystallographic orientations.

Keywords

Burger Vector Crystallographic Orientation Critical Shear Stress Indentation Axis Nanoindentation Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Structural Metals Center, National Institute for Materials ScienceTsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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