Texture Gradient in ECAP Silver Measured by Synchrotron Radiation
Silver of 3N purity was deformed at room temperature by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) using three passes of route A. The global and local texture were investigated by neutron diffraction and high-energy synchrotron radiation, respectively. The texture is characterized by typical simple shear components of fcc metals which differently deviate from their ideal positions. Local texture measurements reveal that the intensity and inclination of the texture components with respect to the extrusion direction depend on the distance from the top of the extruded bar and change from pass to pass. Reasons for the texture gradient are discussed. The texture of silver is compared with that of copper having a higher stacking fault energy.
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
W. Skrotzki et al., "Texture Gradient in ECAP Silver Measured by Synchrotron Radiation ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 821-826, 2005