a1 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831
a2 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831; and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
a3 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831
The use of three-dimensional x-ray structural microscopy for nondestructive investigations of the deformation microstructure under microindents was demonstrated. Point to point, micrometer-resolution x-ray microbeam measurements of local lattice rotations were made for selected positions under 100-mN Berkovich and conical indents in single-crystal copper. Local lattice orientation measurements were used to extract micrometer by micrometer lattice misorientations and rotation axes along x-ray microbeams. Measurements of the deformation microstructure in symmetry and off-symmetry geometries are reported and discussed in terms of their potential for fundamental deformation investigations.
(Received June 06 2003)
(Accepted August 18 2003)
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