Effect of Heterophase Interfaces on Microstructure and Crystallographic Texture Evolution during Rolling of Directionally Solidified Ag-Cu Eutectic Alloy

Jiehua LI, Jun Li, Oliver Renk, Reinhard Pippan, Pradipta Ghosh

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A directionally solidified Ag-Cu eutectic alloy was deformed by rolling to understand the role of heterophase interfaces on the deformation behavior of ultrafine and nanocrystalline face-centred cubic metals. During rolling, the initial 〈220〉 fibre texture was gradually shifted to a Brass type texture for both Ag and Cu phases. More interestingly, a similar path of texture evolution was observed for both the phases at all strain levels. The in-depth transmission electron microscopy analysis revealed that the Ag lamellae deformed primarily by twinning, while the Cu lamellae deformed by twinning and dislocation slip. Furthermore, the special cube-on-cube and twin heterophase interfaces facilitated co-deformation and co-rotation of the adjacent Ag and Cu lamella due to a strong latent hardening effect, which stimulated a similar texture evolution for both phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-379
Number of pages12
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Oct 2019

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