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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 32 (1999), Issue 1-4, Pages 321-339

Texture and Young's Modulus Anisotropy in Nanostructured Copper

1lnstitute of Physics of Advanced Materials, Ufa State Aviation Technical University, K. Marksa 12, Ufa 450000, Russia
2All-Russia Institute of Light Alloys, Moscow 121596, Russia
3lnsitute for Superplasticity of Metals, Russian Academy of Sciences, S. Khalturina 39, Ufa 45000, Russia

Accepted 28 September 1997

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It was shown that in ultrafine-grained nanostructured Cu processed by severe plastic deformation and subjected to cold rolling and annealing, the level and character of Young's modulus anisotropy is significantly different from values corresponding to cold rolled and annealed coarse-grained Cu. The crystallographic texture formation processes are investigated in these states in parallel. The comparative study of the elastic behaviour and crystallographic texture lets us draw conclusions concerning the leading role of not only developing crystallographic texture but a specific defect structure of grain boundaries as well in the formation of unusual elastic properties of ultrafine-grained materials processed by severe plastic deformation.