Grain Boundary Structures of ARB Processed Aluminum
Grain boundary structures in the commercial purity aluminum (1100Al) highly deformed by the accumulative roll bonding (ARB) process was observed by using conventional transmission electron microscopy (CTEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). In the low angle grain boundary with a tilt angle (2θ) of 2.1o consisted of the periodic dislocations array, the interval of those dislocations could be explained by the dislocation model for grain boundary. However, the dense dislocation region locally existed at the vicinity of the low angle boundary. On the other hand, we also observed the high angle grain boundary of which the common axis and 2θ was <110> and 125.9o, respectively. In this grain boundary, we could describe the boundary configuration in terms of the combination of the kite-shaped structure unit characterized by Σ11 coincidence boundary with the 2θ of 129.52o around <110> and the additional dislocations to compensate the difference of the actual and geometrically coincided one.
Yuri Estrin and Hans Jürgen Maier
S. Ii et al., "Grain Boundary Structures of ARB Processed Aluminum", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 584-586, pp. 716-721, 2008