Low‐Temperature Creep of Nanocrystalline Titanium(IV) Oxide

Horst Hahn, Robert S. Averback

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Nanocrystalline TiO "SUB 2" with densities higher than 99% of rutile has been deformed in compression without fracture at temperatures between 600 degrees and 800 degreesC. The total strains exceed 0.6 at strain rates as high as 10 "SUP -3" s "SUP -1" . The original average grain size of 40nm increases during the creep deformation to final values in the range of 120 to 1000nm depending on the temperature and total deformation. The stress exponent of the strain rate, n, is approx3 and the grain size dependence is d "SUP -q" with q in the range of 1 to 1.5. It is concluded that the creep deformation occurs by an interface reaction controlled mechanism. (A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2918-2921
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1991


  • creep
  • low temperature
  • nanocrystalline
  • plasticity
  • titania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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