Journal article

Ultrafine-grained titanium of high interstitial contents with a good combination of strength and ductility

W Xu, X Wu, D Sadedin, G Wellwood, K Xia

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2008

Abstract

A dehydrided Ti powder of very high oxygen content was successfully consolidated using back pressure equal channel angular processing into a fully dense bulk ultrafine-grained Ti showing apparent compressive ductility as well as high true yield and ultimate strengths of 1350 and 1780 MPa, respectively. Interstitial solid solution strengthening contributed to the majority of the increase in strength with additional contribution from ultrafine grains. Significantly, the material also exhibited much improved ductility for such a high interstitial content, thanks probably to the nonequilibrium grain boundaries and bimodal grain structure introduced during severe plastic deformation. © 2008 Ameri..

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