Multiscale 2D rectangular and 3D rhombic gratings created by self-organization of crystal structure defects under constrained cyclic deformation and fracture

Yuri Gordienko, Pavel Kuznetsov, Elena Zasimchuk, Rimma Gontareva, Juergen Schreiber, Vladimir Karbovsky

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The substructure evolution was observed in the range of scales from dozens nanometers to millimeters on the surface of the aluminum single crystalline plates under restricted cyclic tension. The self-similar systems of crossing bands that create the grid-like ordered structures on different scales are assumed to be clear manifestation of their self-organization. The self-organization of these grid-like structures is assumed to be inevitably related to the crystal structure defects (dislocations, point-like defects and their ensembles). The model is proposed for explanation of 2-dimensional rectangular "tweed" and 3-dimensional rhombic "pullover" pattern formations which are related to cooperative arrangement of crystal structure defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • Aluminum
  • Cyclic deformation
  • Ductile fracture
  • Macroscale
  • Microscale
  • Nanoscale
  • Self-organization
  • Self-similarity
  • Strain localization
  • Sub-microscale
  • Surface evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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