Multifunctional alloys obtained via a dislocation-free plastic deformation mechanism

Takashi Saito, Tadahiko Furuta, Jung Hwan Hwang, Shigeru Kuramoto, Kazuaki Nishino, Nobuaki Suzuki, Rong Chen, Akira Yamada, Kazuhiko Ito, Yoshiki Seno, Takamasa Nonaka, Hideaki Ikehata, Naoyuki Nagasako, Chihiro Iwamoto, Yuuichi Ikuhara, Taketo Sakuma

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    We describe a group of alloys that exhibit "super" properties, such as ultralow elastic modulus, ultrahigh strength, super elasticity, and super plasticity, at room temperature and that show Elinvar and Invar behavior. These "super" properties are attributable to a dislocation-free plastic deformation mechanism. In cold-worked alloys, this mechanism forms elastic strain fields of hierarchical structure that range in size from the nanometer scale to several tens of micrometers. The resultant elastic strain energy leads to a number of enhanced material properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)464-467
    Number of pages4
    Issue number5618
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 18

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