Nanotwin Formation in High-Manganese Austenitic Steels Under Explosive Shock Loading
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The micro-deformation mechanisms active in a high-manganese austenitic steel were investigated upon explosive shock loading. Single system of nanotwins forming within primary twins were shown to govern the deformation despite the elevated temperatures attained during testing. The benefits of nanotwin formation for potential armor materials were demonstrated.
The financial support by Roketsan Missiles Industries, Inc., is gratefully acknowledged. The TEM analyses were carried out by Mustafa Güler at Bilkent UNAM facilities.