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Softening and dynamic recrystallization in magnesium single crystals during c-axis compression

Al-Samman, Talal and Molodov, Konstantin D and Molodov, Dmitri A and Gottstein, Guenter and Suwas, Satyam (2012) Softening and dynamic recrystallization in magnesium single crystals during c-axis compression. In: Acta Materialia, 60 (2). pp. 537-545.

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Commercial purity (99.8%) magnesium single crystals were subjected to plane strain compression (PSC) along the c-axis at 200 and 370 degrees C and a constant strain rate of 10(-3) s(-1). Extension was confined to the < 1 1 (2) over bar 0 > direction and the specimens were strained up to a logarithmic true strain of -1. The initial rapid increase in flow stress was followed by significant work softening at different stresses and comparable strains of about -0.05 related to macroscopic twinning events. The microstructure of the specimen after PSC at 200 degrees C was characterized by a high density of {1 0 (1) over bar 1} and {1 0 (1) over bar 3} compression twins, some of which were recrystallized. After PSC at 370 degrees C, completely recrystallized twin bands were the major feature of the observed microstructure. All new grains in these bands retained the same c-axis orientation of their compression twin hosts. The basal plane in these grains was randomly rotated around the c-axis, forming a fiber texture component. The obtained results are discussed with respect to the mechanism of recrystallization, the specific character of the boundaries between new grains and the initial matrix, and the importance of the dynamically recrystallized bands for strain accommodation in these deformed magnesium single crystals. (C) 2011 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Materialia
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Magnesium;Single crystal;Dynamic recrystallization;Plastic deformation;Mechanical twinning
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 08:41
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 08:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43205

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