Recrystallization Mechanisms in Severely Deformed Dual-Phase Stainless Steel
The structural recrystallization mechanisms operating in an Fe – 27%Cr – 9% Ni dual-phase (ferrite-austenite) stainless steel after large strain processing to total strain of 4.4 were investigated in the temperature range of 400-700oC. The severe deformation resulted in the development of an ultrafine grained microstructure consisting of highly elongated grains/subgrains with transverse dimensions of 160 nm and 130 nm in ferrite and austenite, respectively. The annealing mechanism operating in ferrite phase was considered as continuous recrystallization, which involved recovery leading to the development of essentially polygonized microstructure. On the other hand, the mechanism of discontinuous nucleation took place at an early recrystallization stage in austenite phase.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
A. Belyakov et al., "Recrystallization Mechanisms in Severely Deformed Dual-Phase Stainless Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1905-1910, 2010