Journal Published Online: 01 September 1987
Volume 15, Issue 5

Absence of Stretch Zones in Austenitic Stainless Steels Fractured at Cryogenic Temperatures



Stretch zones are normally observed on the surface of fracture toughness specimens that break in a ductile manner. However, no stretch zones were observed in the scanning electron microscope on the ductile fracture surfaces of austenitic stainless steels broken in accordance with ASTM E 813 procedure at cryogenic temperatures.

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Purtscher, PT
Fracture and Deformation Division, National Bureau of Standards, Boulder, CO
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11025J