Nanocrystalline material with anomalous modulus of resilience and springback effect

K. A. Darling, C. Kale, S. Turnage, B. C. Hornbuckle, T. L. Luckenbaugh, S. Grendahl, Kiran Solanki

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Stability of nanocrystalline microstructural features allows structural materials to be synthesized and tested in ways that have heretofore been pursued only on a limited basis. Here, we demonstrate using quasi-static compression and three point bend tests that, in a stabilized nanocrystalline metal with tailored solute concentrations, i.e., NC-Cu-3 at.%Ta, extraordinary properties such as ultrahigh hardness along with anomalus modulus of resilience and springback effects can be manifested. Such effects influence a wide range of materials response including elastic energy absorption, damping, fatigue and wear. The present study, therefore, represents a pathway for designing highly resilient materials for everyday applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • Flexural strain
  • Modulus of resilience
  • Nanocrystalline
  • Springback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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