Dislocations in Laves phases – Phantastical beasts and how to understand them
September 29-October 4, 2019
How macroscopically hard and brittle materials deform is not well understood in many cases with not even the dominant slip systems known and no critical stresses or dislocation mechanisms available. This is true even for the most abundant type of intermetallic phase, the Laves phases. However, this knowledge is essential to improve many metallic-intermetallic composite alloys, such as Mg with an interconnected Laves network in Mg-Al-Ca alloys preventing creep.
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Sandra Korte-Kerzel, Christoffer Zehnder, Fatim-Zahra Mouhib, Stefanie Sandlöbes, Julien Guénolé, James Gibson, Liam Huber, and Blazej Grabowski, "Dislocations in Laves phases – Phantastical beasts and how to understand them" in "Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development VII", Jon Molina-Aldareguia, IMDEA-Materials Institute, Spain Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/nanochemtest_vii/125