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Processing by severe plastic deformation: historical developments and current impact

Langdon, Terence G. (2011) Processing by severe plastic deformation: historical developments and current impact [in special issue: Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation: NanoSPD5] Materials Science Forum, 667-669, 9- 14. (doi:10.4028/

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It is well established that processing through the application of severe plastic deformation (SPD) provides opportunities for achieving exceptional grain refinement to the submicrometer or even the nanometer level. This paper provides a brief summary of the developments in SPD processing from the earliest days in ancient China to research at the present time. It is shown that SPD research and bulk nanostructured materials have had a significant impact on the field of Materials Science. Using citation data and examining the publication records for five major journals, the analysis shows research in these areas accounts for a large fraction of the top ten all-time most cited papers in these journals.

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e-pub ahead of print date: December 2010
Published date: 2011
Keywords: bai-lian steel, citation analysis, damascus steel, scientific impact
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 170923
ISSN: 1662-9752
PURE UUID: 5b09517b-044d-479b-b7d5-f18e8afbc2ed
ORCID for Terence G. Langdon: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2011 15:36
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:16

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