Solid-state foaming of titanium by hydrogen-induced internal-stress superplasticity

N. G.D. Murray, C. A. Schuh, D. C. Dunand*

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Titanium foam was produced by expansion of pressurized argon-filled pores within titanium at 860 °C. Alternating atmospheres of pure Ar and Ar/4% H2 resulted in cyclical hydrogen alloying/de-alloying. The associated internal-stress plasticity enhanced pore expansion, volume fraction and size, as compared to foams expanding by creep without composition change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-883
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Foaming
  • Hydrogen diffusion
  • Polymorphic phase transformations
  • Superplasticity
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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