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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry