Influence of Sn on deformation mechanisms during room temperature compression of binary Zr-Sn alloys

K. V. Mani Krishna, D. G. Leo Prakash, D. Srivastava, N. Saibaba, J. Quinta Da Fonseca, G. K. Dey, M. Preuss

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Role of Sn on the deformation mechanisms of Zr was investigated undertaking in situ compression loading experiments using neutron diffraction and complementary post mortem electron microscopy. Fully recrystallised binary Zr-Sn alloys, displaying a typical rolling + recrystallisation texture, were studied in situ to determine intergranular strain development, monitor peak intensity changes indicative of twinning, and peak broadening indicative of increased dislocation density. Significant {101¯2}〈101¯1〉 type tensile twinning activity was observed for all samples during compression loading. The critical stress for the twin nucleation and the extent of twinning were found to be strongly influenced by the Sn content. Critical plastic strain for the nucleation of twining, however, was observed to be weakly dependent on the Sn content. Results demonstrate significant plastic slip activity to be a necessary condition for the onset of twinning regardless of the Sn content.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationZirconium in the Nuclear Industry
Subtitle of host publication17th International Symposium
EditorsPierre Barberis, Robert J. Comstock
PublisherASTM International
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780803175297
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry 2013 - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Duration: 3 Feb 20137 Feb 2013
Conference number: 17th

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
VolumeSTP 1543
ISSN (Print)0066-0558


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry 2013
CityHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh


  • Deformation mechanisms
  • In situ compression
  • Intergranular strains
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Twinning
  • Zr-Sn alloys

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