Sharpening of Cube Texture during Grain Growth in High Purity Aluminum


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Grain growth in cube-textured aluminum was investigated by transmission Laue photographs obtained at the same point in specimens with progressing annealing at the heating rate of 20 deg/h. High purity aluminum for electrolytic capacitor was cold rolled to 98 % reduction, and subsequently partially annealed at 230 °C for 6 h and rolled 22 % reduction. On the light rolling, asterisms toward RD were observed near by direct beam, suggesting that lattice rotation around TD was caused in cube grains by light rolling. After annealing to 300 deg, fine Laue spots were detected in the asterisms. Those fine spots were indexed as 100 spots due to diffraction in {100} nearly parallel to the ND-TD plane. After disappearance of Debye arcs due to diffraction in untransformed matrix, cube texture was observed with orientational spread around TD. With continuing annealing to 540 °C , grain growth occurred at the expense of cube grains whose orientations deviated from the exact cube orientation around TD , resulting in sharp cube texture formation.



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




T. Murakami and S. Ochiai, "Sharpening of Cube Texture during Grain Growth in High Purity Aluminum", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 467-470, pp. 899-904, 2004

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October 2004




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