Processing and Deformation Behavior of Bulk Cu–Nb Nanolaminates

T. Nizolek, N. A. Mara, I. J. Beyerlein, J. T. Avallone, J. E. Scott, T. M. Pollock

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Scopus citations


Metallic nanolaminates, composed of alternating layers of two dissimilar metals, have attracted significant attention due to both their high strengths and their potential for excellent microstructural stability. While nanolaminates have traditionally been available only in thin-film form, advances in the severe plastic deformation process of accumulative roll bonding (ARB) have enabled the production of 4-mm-thick sheets of copper-niobium nanolaminates containing over 200,000 individual layers (a nominal layer thickness of <20 nm). The ability to produce bulk nanolaminates has greatly expanded the potential applications for these materials and has motivated investigations into formability, deformation behavior, and joining techniques. This paper presents an overview of both the ARB processing technique and recent investigations into the deformation behavior of these novel materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-476
Number of pages7
JournalMetallography, Microstructure, and Analysis
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York and ASM International.

Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Accumulative roll bonding
  • Kink bands
  • Polarized light microscopy
  • Severe plastic deformation
  • Strength

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Processing and Deformation Behavior of Bulk Cu–Nb Nanolaminates'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this