Theory of Grain Growth in the Presence of Atoms Drag Effects


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The statistical model of grain growth is able to predict the effect of Zener drag on the grain size distribution evolution and on grain growth kinetics [1, 2]. This paper, in the same framework, will treat the case of atoms drag on grain boundary movement. The mechanism by which atoms drag operates is significantly different by that of Zener. The corresponding peculiar features will result in a specific grain size distribution evolution with considerable change of grain growth kinetics and distribution shape from that of normal grain growth case as a function of the intensity of the pinning conditions.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 558-559)

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G. C. Abbruzzese and M. Buccioni, "Theory of Grain Growth in the Presence of Atoms Drag Effects", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 1005-1012, 2007

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October 2007




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