Slip system partitioning as a possible mechanism for ultrafine grain formation in Fe-3%Si bicrystals

Dorothée Dorner, Yoshitaka Adachi, Kaneaki Tsuzaki

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An Fe-3%Si bicrystal was deformed in compression to a strain of 0.9 at ambient temperature. In the interior of deformation bands, characteristic band structures with high orientation gradients and low and high angle boundaries were formed during straining. Furthermore, isolated ultrafine grains were found in the matrix of the deformation bands. The morphology and crystallography of the ultrafine grains indicate that they are caused by slip system partitioning, i.e. local activity of a highly stressed slip system that is different from the active slip system in the surrounding crystal volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1102-1106
Number of pages5
Journalisij international
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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