Textures and Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Fe-Ni Alloys
The texture evolution due to grain growth that takes place during annealing was investigated in nanocrystalline Fe-Ni alloys fabricated by using a continuous electroforming method. In the current materials, grain growth occurred during annealing at much lower temperatures than in conventional coarse-grained counterparts. With regard to the macrotextures, the as-deposited textures were of fibre-type characterized by strong <100>//ND and weak <111>//ND components, and the occurrence of grain growth resulted in the strong development of the <111>//ND fibre texture with the minor <100>//ND components. It was clarified using orientation imaging microscopy that abnormal growth of the <111>//ND grains in the early stages of grain growth plays an important role on the texture evolution. The origin of the abnormal grain growth has been discussed in terms of the orientation dependence of energy density.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
J.H. Seo et al., "Textures and Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Fe-Ni Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3483-3488, 2005