In-situ Phase Transformation and Deformation of Iron at High Pressure and Temperature
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In-situ Phase Transformation and Deformation of Iron at High Pressure and Temperature

  • Author(s): Miyagi, Lowell
  • et al.
Abstract

With a membrane based mechanism to allow for pressure change of a sample in a radial diffraction diamond anvil cell (rDAC) and simultaneous infra-red laser heating, it is now possible to investigate texture changes during deformation and phase transformations over a wide range of temperature-pressure conditions. The device is used to study bcc (alpha), fcc (gamma) and hcp (epislon) iron. In bcc iron, room temperature compression generates a texture characterized by (100) and (111) poles parallel to the compression direction. During the deformation induced phase transformation to hcp iron, a subset of orientations are favored to transform to the hcp structure first and generate a texture of (01-10) at high angles to the compression direction. Upon further deformation, the remaining grains transform, resulting in a texture that obeys the Burgers relationship of (110)bcc // (0001)hcp. This is in contrast to high temperature results that indicate that texture is developed through dominant pyramidal {2-1-12} and basal (0001)-{2-1-10} slip based on polycrystal plasticity modeling. We also observe that the high temperature fcc phase develops a 110 texture typical for fcc metals deformed in compression.

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