Time-resolved laue diffraction of deforming micropillars

Robert Maaß, Steven Van Petegem, Helena Van Swygenhoven, Peter M. Derlet, Cynthia A. Volkert, Daniel Grolimund

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We demonstrate real-time resolved white beam Laue diffraction during compression of micron-sized focused ion beam milled single crystals Au pillars, revealing the dynamical correlation between microstructure and plasticity. The evolution of the Laue patterns of the Au pillars demonstrates the occurrence of crystal rotation and strengthening is explained by plasticity starting on a slip system that is geometrically not predicted but selected because of the character of the preexisting strain gradient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number145505
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 3 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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