Yielding and plastic flow behavior of B2-type Fe-39.5 mol.% A1 single crystals in compression

K. Yoshimi, S. Hanada, M. H. Yoo

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Yielding and plastic flow behavior of B2-type Fe-39.5 mol.% Al were investigated by deforming single crystals in the temperature range from room temperature to 1073 K. Yield stress exhibits a distinct positive temperature dependence followed by a peak for all the orientations examined. The temperatures of the anomalous peak are located between 823 and 873 K for all the orientations except the near-[111] orientation. Only for the near-[111] orientation the peak temperature is located between 773 and 823 K. The slip transition from 〈111〉 direction at intermediate temperatures to 〈100〉 at high temperatures occurs at the peak temperatures. The yield stress at 773 K exhibits a strong orientation dependence and has a good correlation with respect to non-glide stress component. Specimens having compression axes of χ {slanted equal to or greater-than} 0° exhibit serrations in stress-strain curves below the peak temperatures, whereas the serrations are not observed in those of χ < 0°. In addition, a yield drop is observed around the peak temperatures for all the orientations. Below the peak temperatures, even as low as at room temperature, the yield stress hardly depends on the applied strain rate. This indicates that the motion of 〈111〉-type superdislocations has very small strain-rate sensitivity in the temperature range. On the other hand, there is a strong strain-rate dependence at the peak temperature and above, indicating that the motion of 〈100〉-type dislocations is strongly rate sensitive. The positive temperature dependence of yield stress in B2 FeAl is discussed on the basis of the present results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4141-4151
Number of pages11
JournalActa Metallurgica et Materialia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Nov


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