On the initial microstructure of metallic micropillars

R. Maaß, S. Van Petegem, J. Zimmermann, C. N. Borca, H. Van Swygenhoven

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White beam Laue microdiffraction has been performed to investigate the initial microstructure of undeformed Au, Ni, Cu, and NiTi micropillars fabricated by focused ion beam milling. Various microstructural features have been shown, from which it is known that they contribute to classical hardening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • Defects
  • Micropillars
  • Microstructure
  • Plasticity
  • Single crystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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