Acoustic-Emission Study of Intermittency of Plastic Flow during Twinning and Dislocation Glide
I.V. Shashkova,b, T.A. Lebedkinaa,b, M.A. Lebyodkinb, P. Dobronc, F. Chmelikc, R. Kralc, K. Parfenenkoc and K. Mathisc
aInstitute of Solid State Physics, Russian Ac. Sci., 142432 Chernogolovka, Russia
bUniversité de Lorraine, LEM3, UMR CNRS 7239, Ile du Saulcy, 57045 Metz, France
cDepartment of Physics of Materials, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, CZ-121 16 Prague 2, Czech Republic
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Recent studies of plastic deformation with the aid of acoustic emission techniques proved an intermittent, scale-invariant character of plastic processes, as reflected in power-law statistical distributions. In some cases, the power-law exponents display close values leading to hypothesis of universality of scaling laws for various mechanisms of plasticity. Nevertheless, the accurate determination of the power law may be impeded by some sources of errors inevitable in real conditions, in particular, by superposition of individual acoustic emission events. In the present work, the sensitivity of the apparent statistics to the variation of the parameters of individualization of acoustic emission events is examined using Mg and Al based alloys. Both these alloys exhibit a highly cooperative character of plastic deformation, leading to strong acoustic activity which is governed by distinct microscopic mechanisms - mechanical twinning and the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect, respectively.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.122.430
PACS numbers: 62.20.F-, 62.65.+k, 05.65.+b, 64.60.av