Slip-system-related dislocation study from in-situ neutron measurements

E-Wen Huang, Rozaliya Barabash*, Nan Jia, Yan Dong Wang, Gene E. Ice, Bjørn Clausen, J. Horton, Peter K. Liaw

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A combined experimental/computational approach is employed to study slip-system-related dislocation-substructure formation during uniaxial tension of a single-phase, face-centered-cubic (fcc), nickel-based alloy. In-situ neutron-diffraction measurements were conducted to monitor the peak-intensity, peak-position, and peak-broadening evolution during a displacement-controlled, monotonic-tension experiment at room temperature. The measured lattice-strain evolution and the macrostress/ macrostrain curves were used to obtain the material parameters required for simulating the texture development by a visco-plastic self-consistent (VPSC) model. The simulated texture compared favorably with experimentally-determined texture results over a range of 0 to 30 pct engineering strain. The grain-orientation-dependent input into the Debye-intensity ring was considered. Grains favorably oriented relative to the two detector banks in the geometry of the neutron experiment were indicated. For the favorably oriented grains, the simulated slip-system activity was used to calculate the slip-system-dependent, dislocation-contrast factor. The combination of the calculated contrast factor with the experimentally-measured peak broadening allows the assessment of the parameters of the dislocation arrangement within the specifically oriented grains, which has a quantitative agreement with the transmission-electron-microscopy results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3088
Number of pages10
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number13
StatePublished - 3 Nov 2008

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