A Ni-8Zr high strength ultrafine eutectic-dendrite composite with large plasticity has been developed in the Ni-Zr binary eutectic system. The excellent mechanical properties are attributed to the specific heterogeneous microstructure with distinctly different length scales, i.e., micrometer-size ductile dendrites combined with an ultrafine eutectic matrix. The plastic deformation mainly proceeds through a shear banding mechanism. However, there is no significant shear localization due to the constraint effect of ductile solid solution Ni phases including dendrites and/or alternating lamellar layers. Furthermore, excessive shear stress and accumulated shear strain can be effectively released and accommodated by delocalization and multiplication of shear bands.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)