Transformation-induced extraordinary ductility in an ultrafine-grained alloy with nanosized precipitates

Y. K. Lee, J. E. Jin, Y. Q. Ma

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An ultrafine-grained (UFG) alloy with nanosized precipitates was fabricated by strain-induced martensitic transformation and the reverse transformation through a conventional rolling and annealing process. The UFG alloy possesses a high yield stress (860 MPa), five times higher than that of coarse-grained alloy, very high tensile stress (1140 MPa), and exceptional uniform elongation of above 30% due to both precipitates and strain-induced martensite that form in these alloys during tensile tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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