A Role of Low Energy Grain Boundaries in the Abnormal Grain Growth in Fe-3%Si Alloy
Low energy grain boundaries were considered to be important in abnormal grain growth by theoretical deduction. The disorientation angles and coincidence site lattice grain boundaries distribution of more than 20 Goss grains and their neighboring matrix grains in primary recrystallized Fe-3%Si alloy were investigated using an electron backscatter diffraction method. It was found that the frequency of low energy grain boundaries of Goss grains which are more likely to abnormally grow are higher than their neighboring matrix grains, which indicated that low energy grain boundaries play a dominant role in the abnormal grain growth of Fe-3%Si alloy. The result meets well with the abnormal grain growth theory.
Y. C. Zhu et al., "A Role of Low Energy Grain Boundaries in the Abnormal Grain Growth in Fe-3%Si Alloy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 127, pp. 89-94, 2012