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High strength and high ductility of electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni with a broad grain size distribution

Shen, Xixun and Lian, Jianshe and Jiang, Zhonghao and Jiang, Qing (2008) High strength and high ductility of electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni with a broad grain size distribution. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 487 (1-2). pp. 410-416.

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A nanocrystalline nickel with a broad grain size distribution was prepared by direct current electrodeposition, which exhibited high ultimate strength of 1440-1916 MPa and good ductility of 5.6-11.3% under tensile test at a wide strain rate range (1.35E-6 to 1.35 s(-1)) and room temperature. ne good ductility of nc Ni can be attributed to the increased strain hardening ability induced by the inhomogeneous microstrucutre. Two distinguished strain rate sensitivity (0.016 and 0.045) and flow stress activation volume (26b(3) and 11b(3)) were obtained at normal and high strain rate and low strain rate, respectively. The intrinsic microstructure and extrinsic deformation conditions (low strain rate) lead to the transition in the deformation mechanism from the dislocation mediated deformation to both grain boundary and dislocation deformation with decreasing strain rate. The high near-uniform elongation at low strain rate can be explained by its corresponding high m value. The variation of fracture surface morphology with strain rates also implies the underlying deformation mechanism transition. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanocrystalline Ni; strain rate sensitivity; activation volume; deformation mechanism
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:5895
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:04 Sep 2009 12:09
Last Modified:04 Sep 2009 12:09

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