Characterization of dislocation structures around a mixed-mode fatigue crack tip in a single-crystalline iron-silicon alloy

Yoshimasa Takahashi, Junji Sakamoto, Masaki Tanaka, Kenji Higashida, Hiroshi Noguchi

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Dislocation structures around a mixed-mode fatigue crack tip introduced into a single-crystalline iron-silicon alloy is characterized by cross-sectional electron backscatter diffraction and high-voltage electron microscopy. The results show that the crack growth is preceded by the formation of a cell band and the crack grows along cell boundaries. Crack growth rate and width of the cell band are constant despite the monotonic increase in stress intensity, which is anomalous in terms of the conventional fracture mechanics concept.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Crack tip
  • Dislocation structure
  • EBSD
  • Fatigue
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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