Impact of Boundary Orientation on the Motion of Curved Grain Boundaries in Aluminum Bicrystals
The motion of <111> tilt and mixed tilt-twist grain boundaries with misorientation angles in the range between 34° and 42° in pure Al bicrystals was measured over the temperature range between 310 and 610°C. The experiments revealed that the change of the set of boundary planes in the curved moving tilt boundary does not affect its motion. The shape of the curved moving part of the mixed tilt-twist boundary was measured and compared with analytically calculated boundary shape. The results have shown that an increase of the twist component along the curved mixed boundary in studied geometrical configuration does not affect its steady-state motion. Similar to the behaviour of <111> pure tilt boundaries, the mobility of <111> mixed tilt-twist grain boundaries in the vicinity of special misorientation å7 depends on the misorientation angle in a non-monotonic fashion.
B. Bacroix, J.H. Driver, R. Le Gall, Cl. Maurice, R. Penelle, H. Réglé and L. Tabourot
V.A. Ivanov et al., "Impact of Boundary Orientation on the Motion of Curved Grain Boundaries in Aluminum Bicrystals", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 751-756, 2004