Thermally activated deformation in dilute zirconium/oxygen alloys

Das Gupta, P. ; Arunachalam, V. S. (1968) Thermally activated deformation in dilute zirconium/oxygen alloys Journal of Materials Science, 3 (3). pp. 271-281. ISSN 0022-2461

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The effect of temperature and strain-rate on the yield and flow stress of zirconium, containing oxygen in the range of 0.09 to about 2.5 at. % has been examined at temperatures between 77 and 700° K. The above measurements were coupled with strain rate change tests and stress-relaxation experiments, so that all the deformation parameters associated with thermal activation could be evaluated. The results of these measurements showed that the thermal component of flow stress increases with increasing oxygen content of the alloy. Two stages of activation were found to occur for all these alloys. The first stage was associated with the unpinning of dislocation loops from impurity pinning points. At higher temperatures, because of the unpinning of many impurity pinning points, a second stage of activation associated with a different mechanism was found to occur. The variation of certain parameters associated with this stage of deformation strongly suggests the Peierls-Nabarro force as the controlling criterion.

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