Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 12, pp 4716–4719 | Cite as

SEM-ECC observations of dislocation structures in a cyclically deformed Cu single crystal oriented for [ \(\overline{2}23\)] conjugate double slip

  • Xiao-Wu LiEmail author
  • Yang Zhou
Dislocation structures induced by the cyclic deformation of single-slip-oriented Cu single crystals have been extensively investigated mainly by transmission electron microscope (TEM) and well-documented in the last four decades [ 1, 2, 3]. It is recognized that the dislocation structures of fatigued Cu single crystals oriented for single slip are strongly dependent upon the applied plastic strain amplitude γ pl, and that the well-known two-phase structure of persistent slip band (PSB) ladders and matrix veins forms in the range of γ pl corresponding to the plateau region in the cyclic stress-strain (CSS) curve of the crystal [ 4, 5]. However, double- and/or multiple-slip are frequently seen to operate in polycrystals and it may thus not be appropriate to relate simply the cyclic deformation behavior of single-slip-oriented crystals to that of polycrystals. Therefore, quite recently, we investigated systematically the cyclic deformation behavior of double- and multiple-slip-oriented Cu...


Plastic Strain Slip System Dislocation Structure Plastic Strain Amplitude Persistent Slip Band 



This research was financially supported by the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, Northeastern University and State Education Ministry. Prof. X.W. Li is grateful for these supports. This work was also partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant No. 50671023. Thanks are also due to Mr. H.H. Su and Dr. R.Q. Yang for assistances with regard to SEM-ECC observations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Materials Physics and Chemistry, College of SciencesNortheastern UniversityShenyangP.R. China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture Engineering of Materials (Ministry of Education)Northeastern UniversityShenyangP.R. China

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