Anisotropy of <a > slip behaviour in single-colony lamellar structures of Ti–6Al–4V

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  • Yin Htwe
  • Kwangsik Kwak
  • Daichi Kishi
  • Yoji Mine
  • Kazuki Takashima

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  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kumamoto University


Micro-tensile tests on single-colony specimens of Ti–6Al–4V alloy with a fine lamellar microstructure revealed that the critical resolved shear stress of the basal slip was lower than that of the prismatic slip. This has been attributed to easier slip transmission within the habit plane at the α/β boundaries.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-319
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Early online date4 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2018


  • titanium alloys , plasticity , grains and interfaces