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Shear localization and size-dependent strength of YCd6 quasicrystal approximant at the micrometer length scale

TitleShear localization and size-dependent strength of YCd6 quasicrystal approximant at the micrometer length scale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSong, G, Kong, T, Dusoe, KJ, Canfield, PC, Lee, SW
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume53
Pagination6980-6990
Date Published05
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0022-2461
Accession NumberWOS:000424874900057
Keywordsbehavior, brittle, bulk metallic-glass, deformation, Intermetallic compounds, Materials Science, micropillar compression, single-crystals, temperature, uniaxial compression, yield strength
Abstract

Mechanical properties of materials are strongly dependent of their atomic arrangement as well as the sample dimension, particularly at the micrometer length scale. In this study, we investigated the small-scale mechanical properties of single-crystalline YCd6, which is a rational approximant of the icosahedral Y-Cd quasicrystal. In situ microcompression tests revealed that shear localization always occurs on {101} planes, but the shear direction is not constrained to any particular crystallographic directions. Furthermore, the yield strengths show the size dependence with a power law exponent of 0.4. Shear localization on {101} planes and size-dependent yield strength are explained in terms of a large interplanar spacing between {101} planes and the energetics of shear localization process, respectively. The mechanical behavior of the icosahedral Y-Cd quasicrystal is also compared to understand the influence of translational symmetry on the shear localization process in both YCd6 and Y-Cd quasicrystal micropillars. The results of this study will provide an important insight in a fundamental understanding of shear localization process in novel complex intermetallic compounds.

DOI10.1007/s10853-018-2043-8
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