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Basal dislocation mobility in zinc single crystals

Adams, K. H. and Vreeland, T., Jr. and Wood, D. S. (1967) Basal dislocation mobility in zinc single crystals. Materials Science and Engineering, 2 (1). pp. 37-47. ISSN 0025-5416. doi:10.1016/0025-5416(67)90042-0.

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Experimental measurements of basal dislocation mobility and the strain-rate sensitivity of the flow stress have been made on 99.999% pure zinc single crystals. Dislocation mobility in the [1210] (0001) basal slip system was measured by observing slip band growth produced by load pulses of controlled amplitude and duration. Local rearrangement of dislocations occurs at a resolved stress of 7 lb./in.^2. Slip bands are formed at stresses greater than 7 lb./in.^2, and their growth velocities are in the range of 7 to 80 cm/sec for shear stresses between 7 and 12 lb./in.^2. The results of the experimental measurements of dislocation mobility are discussed in relation to current theories. A comparison of the strain-rate sensitivity and the mobility measurements shows that a significant change in the density of moving dislocations is associated with a change in strain-rate. This change in density has generally been ignored by previous investigators. A dislocation model is proposed to explain the observed strain-rate sensitivity.

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Additional Information:© 1967 Elsevier Publishing Company. Received November 14, 1966; revised March 6, 1967. The authors wish to express their appreciation to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for sponsorship of this work under Contract No. AT (04-3)-473. The invaluable assistance of A. P. L. Turner and R. C. Blish in specimen preparation, testing and data analysis is gratefully acknowledged.
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Official Citation:K.H Adams, T Vreeland Jr., D.S Wood, Basal dislocation mobility in zinc single crystals, Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 2, Issue 1, May 1967, Pages 37-47, ISSN 0025-5416, (
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