Room temperature mechanical behaviour of a Ni-Fe multilayered material with modulated grain size distribution Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014 Taylor and Francis. To gain fundamental insight into the relationship between length scales and mechanical behaviour, Ni-Fe multilayered materials with a 5-m-layer thickness and a modulated grain size distribution have been synthesized by pulsed electrodeposition. Microstructural studies by SEM and TEM reveal the alternating growth of well-defined layers with either nano (d = 16 nm) or coarse grains (d 500 nm). Room temperature tensile tests have been performed to investigate the mechanical response and understand the underlying deformation mechanisms. Tensile test results and fractographic studies demonstrate that the overall room temperature mechanical behaviour of the multilayered material, i.e. strength and ductility, is governed primarily by the layers containing nanocrystalline grains. The measured properties have been discussed in the context of modulated grain structure of the multilayered sample and contribution of each grain size regime to the overall strength and ductility.

published proceedings

  • The Philosophical Magazine A Journal of Theoretical Experimental and Applied Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Kurmanaeva, L., Bahmanpour, H., Holland, T., McCrea, J., Lee, J. H., Jian, J., ... Mukherjee, A. K.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Kurmanaeva, Lilia||Bahmanpour, Hamed||Holland, Troy||McCrea, Jonathan||Lee, Joon Hwan||Jian, Jie||Wang, Haiyan||Lavernia, Enrique J||Mukherjee, Amiya K

publication date

  • November 2014