The microstructure of an X70 alloy and its dislocation development during one cycle of compression/tension strain has been analysed. The microstructure of the as received material and the dislocation arrangements before, during and after the Bauschinger test have been characterised. Results for this particular alloy show no evidence of grain boundary dislocation pile-ups or of precipitates pinning dislocations. A comparison between the dislocation arrangement in the as received, compressed and compressed-tensioned samples shows the formation of small dislocation cells, implying that the conception of the Bauschinger effect comes from dislocation-dislocation interactions.
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