Relation between Initial Texture and Microstructure and Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms in Metals
Nucleation and normal or abnormal grain growth of new grains have been observed in several metals and alloys during annealing after various levels of strain (from few percents for abnormal grain growth in steel and aluminium to 90 % strain for static recrystallization of highly deformed copper, zirconium and steel). For each of these cases, the links between the initial deformation state of the polycristalline samples and their final textures after annealing are analyzed in some details, by taking into acount the distribution of orientations and misorientations within the samples, as well as the repartition of stored energy . With the help of polycristalline models for the simulation of deformation and recrystallization processes, some general conclusions regarding the nucleation and growth processes are finally drawn.
S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara
B. Bacroix et al., "Relation between Initial Texture and Microstructure and Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms in Metals ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 45-52, 2007