Microscopic origin of channeled flow in lamellar titanium aluminide.

Title Microscopic origin of channeled flow in lamellar titanium aluminide.
Authors I.H. Katzarov; A.T. Paxton
Journal Phys Rev Lett
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.225502

We employ a quantum mechanical bond order potential in an atomistic simulation of channeled flow. We show that the original hypothesis that this is achieved by a cooperative deployment of slip and twinning is correct, first because a twin is able to "protect" a 60° ordinary dislocation from becoming sessile, and second because the two processes are found to be activated by Peierls stresses of similar magnitude. In addition we show an explicit demonstration of the lateral growth of a twin, again at a similar level of stress. Thus these simultaneous processes are shown to be capable of channeling deformation into the observed state of plane strain in so-called "A"-oriented mechanical testing of titanium aluminide superalloy.

Citation I.H. Katzarov; A.T. Paxton.Microscopic origin of channeled flow in lamellar titanium aluminide.. Phys Rev Lett. 2010;104(22):225502. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.225502

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