Grain Growth in Films with Initial 3D Microstructure


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Grain growth in films with h/〈D〉0=3.5−7.5, where h is the film thickness and 〈D〉0 the initial average grain diameter, was studied by means of computer simulation. The growth kinetics during 3D®2D microstructure transformation do not obey the parabolic law commonly used for the grain growth description. By the end of the transformation, 〈D〉/h is not grater than 2. The drag effect of thermal grooves also results in 〈D〉/h < 2 to the end of the microstructure transformation.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 467-470)

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B. Bacroix, J.H. Driver, R. Le Gall, Cl. Maurice, R. Penelle, H. Réglé and L. Tabourot




V. Y. Novikov, "Grain Growth in Films with Initial 3D Microstructure", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 1087-1092, 2004

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October 2004




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