Effects of Nuclei Clustering on Recrystallization Kinetics


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In this work, it is shown that the contiquity ratio, Crr, defined as the fraction of the total grain boundary area of recrystallized grains shared by other recrystallized grains, is a useful experimental parameter for describing the clustering of recrystallization nuclei in partially recrystallized microstructures. Two experimental examples are presented where anisotropic impingement behavior, i.e. non random recrystallized grain distributions, is thought to be important. In the experimental examples, the deviation of Crr from Crr = Vv which is a characteristic of a random distribution, is clearly shown. The results justify the need for these cases to be modelled, as had been done, by impingement patterns other than the simple random nucleation behavior so often postulated without proof in recrystallization kinetics studies.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 467-470)

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R.A. Vandermeer and D. Juul Jensen, "Effects of Nuclei Clustering on Recrystallization Kinetics", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 193-196, 2004

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October 2004




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