This device alloys to analyze in real time the deformation, recrystallization and fracture mechanisms operative in these materials in different conditions of temperature and strain rate. Thus, it allows to obtain very valuable information regarding the kinetics of all these mechanisms, a difficult task to accomplish using ex-situ observations.
Figura 1. (a) Micromachine coupled to a scanning electron microscope. (b) Mg alloy AZ31 before deformation. (c) Mg alloy AZ31 after deformation at 150°C (same area).