Continuous transition of deformation modes in Fe-30Mn-5Si-1Al alloy

Motomichi Koyama, Takahiro Sawaguchi, Kazuyuki Ogawa, Takehiko Kikuchi, Masato Murakami

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Deformation modes at various stages of plastic deformation have been investigated at the same location in an Fe-30Mn-5Si-1Al (mass%) alloy specimen, which exhibits a good shape memory effect associated with the FCC(γ) → HCP(ε) martensitic transformation and a relatively high ductility caused by deformation twinning. The surface relief caused by the γ → ε martensitic transformation, deformation twinning and slip band formation has been analyzed by measuring the surface tilt angles corresponding to each deformation mode by atomic force microscopy. Although the ε-martensitic transformation is the dominant deformation mode at an early deformation stage, a part of the ε- martensite plates changes to deformation twins with increasing tensile strain. Slip deformation also occurs inside the same region under excessive strain. A continuous transition of these deformation modes occurs in other grains as well in the same order: ε martensite → deformation twins → slip bands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1194-1199
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Koyama, M., Sawaguchi, T., Ogawa, K., Kikuchi, T., & Murakami, M. (2010). Continuous transition of deformation modes in Fe-30Mn-5Si-1Al alloy. Materials Transactions, 51(7), 1194-1199.