Microstructural investigations of an ultrafine eutectic Fe83 Ti7 Zr6 B4 alloy reveal that spherical eutectic colonies are composed of nanoeutectic areas which are encapsulated by submicron eutectic areas indicating length-scale heterogeneity of lamellar structure. Furthermore, formation of the wavy and discontinuous shear bands indicative of dissipation of the shear stress are possibly caused by a rotation of the eutectic colonies along the submicron eutectic areas during deformation, leading to developing typical dimples on the fracture surface. The rotation of the eutectic colonies containing the length-scale heterogeneity is proposed to be responsible for macroscopic plasticity of the ultrafine eutectic Fe83 Ti7 Zr6 B4 alloy.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)