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Synthesis and mechanical testing of grain boundaries at the micro and sub-micro scale

Malyar, N.V. and Springer, H. and Wichert, J. and Dehm, G. and Kirchlechner, C.

MATERIALPRUEFUNG/MATERIALS TESTING
Volume: 61 Pages: 5-18
DOI: 10.3139/120.111286
Published: 2019

Abstract
The important role of grain boundaries for the mechanical properties of polycrystalline materials has been recognized for many decades. Up to now, the underlying deformation mechanisms at the nano- and micro scale are not understood quantitatively. An overview of the synthesis and subsequent mechanical testing of specific grain boundaries at the micro and sub-micro scale is discussed in the present contribution, including various methods for producing one or multiple specific, crystallographically well-defined grain boundaries. Furthermore, established micromachining methods for isolating and measuring local dislocation-grain boundary interactions are portrayed. Examples of the techniques described are shown with to the aid of copper grain boundaries. © Carl Hanser Verlag, München

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