We investigated the pseudo three-dimensional features of kink bands formed by the compression deformation of a directionally solidified Mg85Zn6Y9 alloy. The kink bands of interest included ridge kinks with clear surface relief and gentle kinks with almost no surface relief. Observation of surface undulation by laser microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction with serial sectioning by mechanical polishing revealed the pseudo three-dimensional morphology and crystal rotation of these kink bands. The features of the observed kink bands are explained by a pseudo three-dimensional arrangement of disclination lines.
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