Fatigue-Induced After-Effect in Zinc Single Crystals

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BOLTZMANN proposed his theory of superposition in 1874 to account for the memory effects in deformed materials1. Since then the after-effect, namely the tendency of plastically strained materials to return to their original dimensions when the external stress is removed, has received only occasional attention, possibly due to the fact that, in itself, it is not of direct technological importance. When observed in conjunction with forward creep the effect has been called creep-recovery and most of the published work deals with this expression of the phenomenon.

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MELEKA, A., DUNN, G. Fatigue-Induced After-Effect in Zinc Single Crystals. Nature 184, 896–897 (1959) doi:10.1038/184896a0

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