Microscopic origin of channeled flow in lamellar titanium aluminide.

Author(s) Katzarov, I.H.; Paxton, A.T.
Journal Phys Rev Lett
Date Published 2010 Jun 04

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.

DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.225502
ISSN 1079-7114
Citation Phys Rev Lett. 2010;104(22):225502.

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