Room Temperature Slip in Titanium Diboride Produced by High Pressure

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Science  13 Aug 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3685, pp. 747-748
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3685.747


Prismatic slip occurs in polycrystalline titanium diboride after applying 5 to 15 kilobars of hydrostatic pressure. Specimens were subjected to these pressures inside silver chloride matrices by means of a simple cylindrical piston device. The slip was of the type {1010} <1120>. Microhardness indentations produced similar results.