High Plasticity and Substantial Deformation in Nanocrystalline NiFe Alloys Under Dynamic Loading



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A nanocrystalline (NC) NiFe alloy is presented, in which both highly improved plasticity and strength are achieved by the dynamic-loading-induced deformation mechanisms of de-twinning (that is, reduction of twin density) and significant grain coarsening (see figure). This work highlights potential ingenious avenues to exploit the superior behavior of NC materials under extreme conditions.