Role of the electric potential in the creep acceleration and formation of Al fracture surface

S. V. Konovalov, Yu F. Ivanov, O. A. Stolboushkina, V. E. Gromov

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Aluminum creep acceleration at applying an electric potential to ±1 V has been established experimentally. The fracture surface and side surface microrelief near the fracture surface were investigated by scanning electron microscopy. It is shown that application of ±1 V potential leads to decrease in the fracture toughness. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1248
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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