Grain Boundary Migration and Compensation Effect


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Anisotropy of grain boundary motion in a Fe–6at.%Si alloy is represented by a spectrum of values of the activation enthalpy of migration and the pre-exponential factor, depending on the orientation of individual grain boundaries. The general plot of these values exhibits a pronounced linear interdependence called the compensation effect. It is shown that changes of these values, caused by changes of intensive variables, are thermodynamically consistent.



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P. B. Prangnell and P. S. Bate




P. Lejček "Grain Boundary Migration and Compensation Effect", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 550, pp. 387-392, 2007

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July 2007





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