The yield stress of b.c.c. plutonium
Institut de Science des Materiaux, Université Paris-Sud, Bâtiment 410,
F-91405 Orsay, France
2 Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, Japan
Accepted: 3 April 1998
The temperature dependence of the yield stress of body-centered cubic plutonium is predicted from data existing for other metals with the same structure. At strain rates around kink pair formation controls the deformation of b.c.c. plutonium.
PACS: 62.20.Fe – Deformation and plasticity (including yield, ductility, and superplasticity) / 61.72.Lk – Linear defects: dislocations, disclinations
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