Micro-Scale OIM Study on the Recrystallization Process of Cold Rolled α-Fiber Single Crystal


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Recrystallization of cold rolled {211}<011> single crystal of 3.5%Si-Fe were investigated by electron back-scattered pattern (EBSP) technique in order to clarify the formation of {h,1,1}<1/h, 1, 2> fiber in recrystallization texture of steel with high cold rolling reduction. In the cold rolled sample, there exist shearband like substructures characterized by the orientation fluctuation with single <011> axis whereas their orientations are almost kept to the original orientation {211}<011> which belongs to a-fiber (RD//<110> fiber). In the recovery stage, the orientation fluctuations are enhanced and include fluctuations with another <011> axis. That is the fluctuations in recovery stage are not characterized by rotation relationship with single <011> axis. The recrystallization texture includes {100}<012> and {411}<148> as major orientations in {h,1,1}<1/h, 1, 2> fiber. Furthermore, there exists clear orientation relationship characterized by multiple rotations with <011> axes between the recrystallization orientations and the original one. Actually, orientations characterized by rotational relationships with <211> (=[110]+[101]) axis and <111> (=[110]+[101]+[011]) were observed. These results suggest that recrystallization from a-fiber is occurred as a result of the final enhanced stage of the fluctuations characterized by multiple rotations with <011> axes.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 467-470)

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S. Nakamura and H. Homma, "Micro-Scale OIM Study on the Recrystallization Process of Cold Rolled α-Fiber Single Crystal", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 159-164, 2004

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October 2004




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