Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 1577–1583 | Cite as

Characterization of nanostructured metals produced by plastic deformation

Nano May 2006


Nanostructured metals produced by plastic deformation often exhibit characteristic structural features such as elongated morphology, a bimodal misorientation distribution and the presence of interior dislocations. The characterization of these parameters is demonstrated by results of TEM and EBSD analyses of pure Ni processed by high pressure torsion (HPT) and pure Al processed by accumulative roll bonding (ARB). Care needed in selecting sample plane and characterization technique is discussed.


Misorientation Angle Select Area Electron Diffraction Pattern Accumulative Roll Bonding High Pressure Torsion High Angle Boundary 
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The author gratefully acknowledges the Danish National Research Foundation for supporting the Center for Fundamental Research: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions, within which this work was performed. The author also thanks Niels Hansen for helpful discussions and Brian Ralph for critical reading of the manuscript and many good comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Fundamental Research: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions, Materials Research DepartmentRisø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark

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