Chapter 20. Superplasticity of Bulk Nanostructured Materials

  1. ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael J. Zehetbauer3 and
  2. Yuntian Theodore Zhu Ph.D. Associate Professor4
  1. Terence G. Langdon1,2

Published Online: 24 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626892.ch20

Bulk Nanostructured Materials

Bulk Nanostructured Materials

How to Cite

Langdon, T. G. (2009) Superplasticity of Bulk Nanostructured Materials, in Bulk Nanostructured Materials (eds M. J. Zehetbauer and Y. T. Zhu), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626892.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Vienna, Chair of Research Group ‘Physics of Nanostructured Materials’, Faculty of Physics, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien, Austria

  2. 4

    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University, Rm 308, Research Building II, 1009 Capability Dr., Raleigh, NC 27695-7919, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Southampton, Materials Research Group, School of Engineering Sciences, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

  2. 2

    University of Southern California, Departments of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1453, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527315246

Online ISBN: 9783527626892



  • superplasticity;
  • bulk nanostructured materials;
  • SPD processing;
  • cavitation in superplasticity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principles of Superplasticity

  • Achieving Superplasticity after SPD Processing

  • Achieving a Superplastic-forming Capability

  • Cavitation in Superplasticity after SPD Processing

  • Future Prospects for Superplasticity in Nanostructured Materials

  • References