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Multi-component alloys are emerging as promising metallic materials for cryogenic applications for their excellent combination of high ultimate tensile strength and good ductility. But their low yield strength can severely limit their applications. Lattice distortion is emerging as a feasible method in overcoming this dilemma. Here, we investigate …


Deformation mechanisms of high entropy alloys (HEAs) at cryogenic temperatures have attracted extensive research interest. We used in situ neutron diffraction to study the tensile behavior of a face-centered-cubic HEA at 77 and 15 K and compared its stacking fault energy (SFE) at ambient and cryogenic temperatures. The SFE dropped from 28…

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Ti-containing micro-alloyed steels are often alloyed with molybdenum (Mo) to gain superior ageing-resistance through reduced nano-precipitate coarsening, although the exact mechanism is still disputed. Using small angle neutron scattering (SANS), we characterize precipitate composition and coarsening in Ti micro-alloyed steels with and without M…

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The deformation responses at 77 and 293 K of a FeCoNiCr high-entropy alloy, produced by a powder metallurgy route, are investigated using in situ neutron diffraction and correlative transmission electron microscopy. The strength and ductility of the alloy are significant improved at cryogenic temperatures. The true ultimate tensile strengt…

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Frank-Read sources are among the most important examples of dislocation sources in crystals, and their operation facilitates dislocation multiplication and hence yield and plastic flow. Iron is known to become highly elastically-anisotropic as the alpha - gamma transition at 912 degrees centigrage is approached, a temperature regime of critical imp…