Growth Rate Distributions during Recrystallization of Copper


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New 3D X-ray diffraction microscopy (3DXRD) experiments on recrystallizing bulk grains that nucleated and grew in a 92% cold deformed pure copper during in situ annealing at both 150° C and 160° C are described. Nucleation times, growth velocities and apparent activation energies were determined for each grain. A wide range of apparent activation energies was observed but the average of 123 kJ/mol agreed well with earlier recrystallization experiments on a similar purity copper. It was clear that each recrystallized grain had its own individual characteristics; the grains do not all behave alike as various models would suppose.



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




R.A. Vandermeer et al., "Growth Rate Distributions during Recrystallization of Copper", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 197-202, 2004

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October 2004




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