Measurement of planar fault energies in Ni3Ge-Fe3Ge intermetallic alloys

Mukul Kumar, T. J. Balk, K. J. Hemker

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A combination of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and image simulations has facilitated a highly quantitative measure of superdislocation dissociations. The experimental observations have been corrected for image shifts within the framework of anisotropic elasticity by comparison with simulated images. This allows experimental quantification of planar fault energies, thus providing a benchmark for first principles and atomistic simulations and fundamental insight towards alloy modeling and design. Such measurements of superdislocation dissociations on the order of 1-15 nm have been recorded for the pseudobinary Ni3Ge-Fe3Ge alloy system. These detailed measurements of fault widths obtained by weak-beam TEM observations of deformation structures will be presented and discussed as a function of alloy composition. The transition from anomalous to normal temperature dependence of yielding behavior in these alloys will also be discussed in terms of observed dislocation structures and planar fault energies calculated using the above measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - The Symposium 'Advanced Catalytic Materials-1998' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1998Dec 3 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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