Generation of shear bands in subsurface layers of metals in sliding

S. Yu Tarasov, A. V. Kolubaev

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Nanostructuring of the surface of specimens during friction is investigated under the conditions of shear instability of the subsurface layers of the material due to the strong localization of deformation. It is demonstrated that the localization of deformation in the subsurface layers occurs in three stages. The structure of the localization zone is studied. The formation of a nanocrystalline material on the surface due to the shear instability is considered by analogy with the formation of the shear band. The formation of the nanocrystalline material can be responsible for the crossover from the mild wear to the adhesive wear in the absence of mechanisms providing structural adaptability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-847
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of the Solid State
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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