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Research Report on Ductility of Bulk Nanostructured Materials

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Ductility of Bulk Nanostructured Materials" report to their offering.

Strength and ductility are two of the most important mechanical properties of structural materials, but this usually involves a trade-off, because of the fundamental inverse proportionality of these two features. Since the 1980s, bulk nanostructured materials have emerged as a new class of material having unusual structures and, as a result, have attracted increasing attention. Unfortunately, most bulk nanostructured materials still do not evade the strength-ductility trade-off dilemma, and usually have very poor ductility. The poor ductility of bulk nanostructured materials has indeed become a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to the widespread technological application of structural bulk nanostructured materials.

This special topic volume brings together fifty-eight invited papers, from twenty countries, covering a wide range of issues related to the ductility of bulk nanostructured materials. They include topics such as: deformation mechanisms, basic conceptions and reviews of ductility, ductility-structure relationships, processing and microstructural evolutions. This work provides authoritative guidance on developing strategies to improve the ductility of nanostructured materials and will permit materials designers to optimize the mechanical properties of nanostructured materials.

Key Topics Covered:

Table of Contents (58 papers, 10 per page listed)

  • High-Rate Plastic Deformation of Nanocrystalline Tantalum to Large Strains: Molecular Dynamics Simulation
  • Robert E. Rudd
  • Effects of Microalloying on the Mobility and Mechanical Response of Interfaces in Nanocrystalline Cu
  • Caro, Diana Farkas, E. M. Bringa, G. H. Gilmer, L. A. Zepeda-Ruiz
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Nanocrystalline Nickel and Copper Revealing Different Failure Model of FCC Metals
  • Ajing Cao
  • A Computational Model for Intergranular Fracture in Nanocrystalline and Ultra-Fine Polycrystalline Metals
  • Bo Wu, Yue Guang Wei
  • Crack Blunting through Lattice Dislocation Slip in Nanocrystalline and Ultrafine-Grained Materials
  • Ilya A. Ovid'ko, A.G. Sheinerman
  • In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Investigation of the Deformation Behavior of Cu with Nanoscale Twins
  • Y. B. Wang, M.L. Sui
  • Microstructural Origin of Superior Compressive Ductility of a Nanocrystalline Metal
  • Deng Pan, S. Kuwano, T. Fujita, M. W. Chen
  • Overview of the Grain Size Effects on the Mechanical and Deformation Behaviour of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Nickel - From Nanoindentation to High Pressure Torsion
  • Yang, H. Vehoff, Reinhard Pippan
  • Experimental Evidence that the Onset of Mechanical Softening in Nanocrystalline Metals is Strain Rate Dependent
  • Li Wei Wang, Barton C. Prorok
  • Deformation Behavior and Plastic Strain Localization of Nanostructured Materials Produced by Severe Plastic Deformation
  • Evgeny V. Naydenkin, G. P. Grabovetskaya


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