Deformation-induced nanostructuring in a Ti-Nb-Ta-ln β alloy

W. Xu*, K. B. Kim, J. Das, M. Calin, B. Rellinghaus, J. Eckert

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Easy deformation-induced nanostructuring was found in a Ti-Nb-Ta-In β alloy with low stability against α″ martensitic transformation. Upon severe plastic deformation at the sample center, the reversible β→α″ martensitic transformation plays a significant role for grain refinement. A possible mechanism is proposed, in which the formation of fine martensite, the interaction among slip dislocations, martensite and twins, and the reversible transition from α″ back to β phase are considered as the main causes leading to pronounced grain refinement to the nanoscale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031906
Pages (from-to)031906-1-031906-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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