Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 4, Issue 9, pp 802–808 | Cite as

Some observations on the deformation characteristics of bulk polycrystalline zirconium hydrides

Part 2 The deformation of ɛ-hydrides
  • C. J. Beevers
  • K. G. Barraclough


The compressive deformation of polycrystalline ɛ-zirconium hydride has been investigated within the temperature range 22 to ∼ 400° C and over the composition range ZrH1.71 to ZrH1.92. The observed deformation modes included slip, creation of new lamellae of different orientations to those of the main transformation lamellae, and movement of lamellar boundaries. The results are considered in terms of the contribution of these three processes to the overall deformation behaviour.


Polymer Zirconium Hydride Deformation Behaviour Composition Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Beevers
    • 1
  • K. G. Barraclough
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Metallurgy and Science of MaterialsThe UniversityEdgbaston, Birmingham 15UK

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