3D microstructure reconstruction of polycrystalline nickel micro-tension test
Shade, Paul A
Groeber, Michael A
Schuren, Jay C
Uchic, Michael D
CitationShade PA, Groeber MA, Schuren JC, Uchic MD (2013) Experimental measurement of surface strains and local lattice rotations combined with 3D microstructure reconstruction from deformed polycrystalline ensembles at the micro-scale. Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, 2:5.
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This article describes a new approach to characterize the deformation response of polycrystalline metals using a combination of novel micro-scale experimental methodologies. An in-situ scanning electron microscope (SEM)-based tension testing system was used to deform micro-scale polycrystalline samples to modest and moderate plastic strains. These tests included measurement of the local displacement field with nm-scale resolution at the sample surface. After testing, focused ion beam serial sectioning experiments that incorporated electron backscatter diffraction mapping were performed to characterize both the internal 3D grain structure and local lattice rotations that developed within the deformed micro-scale test samples. This combination of experiments enables the local surface displacements and internal lattice rotations to be directly correlated with the underlying 3D polycrystalline microstructure, and such information can be used to validate and guide further development of modeling and simulation methods that predict the local plastic deformation response of polycrystalline ensembles.