The characteristics of microstructure, deformation and fracture of Zr – 1 wt% Nb and Ti – 45 wt% Nb bioinert alloys in the coarse- and ultrafine-grained states are investigated. It is shown that the ultrafine-grained structure formed in them ensures excellent mechanical properties of the alloys and affects the stages of the stress-strain curves and the behavior of the maximum temperature vs. deformation time plot. The formation of an α-phase in the Ti – 45 wt% Nb ultrafine-grained alloy suppresses the linear stage VI characterized by a constant strain hardening coefficient. In stage VII, the strain hardening coefficient rapidly becomes negative, which indicates the material softening prior to its failure.
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