Grain Boundary Engineering and Alterations in Anisotropy of Interfacial Properties
Literature data on grain boundary properties show surprisingly in some cases reversed courses of the structural dependences than expected, or directly prove their qualitative changes with changing temperature. This “reversed anisotropy” is demonstrated for example of grain boundary segregation. It is shown that this reversed anisotropy of grain boundary properties can be explained by the enthalpy–entropy compensation effect. Serious consequences of altered structural dependence of grain boundary properties for Grain Boundary Engineering are discussed.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
P. Lejček et al., "Grain Boundary Engineering and Alterations in Anisotropy of Interfacial Properties", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2350-2353, 2010