Deformation behavior of sintered nanocrystalline silver layers
The microstructure of porous silver layers produced under different low temperature pressure-assisted sintering conditions is characterized and linked with the mechanical behavior studied insitu during X-ray diffraction. Peak profile analysis reveals important strain recovery and hardening mechanism during cyclic deformation. The competition between both mechanisms is discussed in terms of porosity and grain size. (C) 2015 Acts Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.