Publication Date

4-2018

Department

Ames Laboratory; Physics and Astronomy

Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

Report Number

IS-J 9587

DOI

10.1007/s10853-018-2043-8

Journal Title

Journal of Materials Science

Volume Number

53

Issue Number

9

First Page

6980

Last Page

6990

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.

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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