Pyramidal I slip in c-axis compressed Mg single crystals Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Pyramidal I slip was observed to be the dominant slip mode in magnesium single crystals compressed quasi-statically along c-axis at room temperature. The slip trace angles resulted from pyramidal I and pyramidal II slips projected on (0 - 1 1 0) and (2 - 1 - 1 0) surfaces were initially calculated, and then measured on 3% deformed magnesium single crystals. The measured angles indicate the prevalence of pyramidal I slip ({10-11}< 11-23 > with the critical resolve shear stress of 54 MPa). The pyramidal slip traces are dense but very fine, suggesting limited < c + a > dislocation activities.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Xie, K. Y., Alam, Z., Caffee, A., & Hemker, K. J.

citation count

  • 86

complete list of authors

  • Xie, Kelvin Y||Alam, Zafir||Caffee, Alexander||Hemker, Kevin J

publication date

  • February 2016