Texture of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni-Fe with Banded Structure
Optical microscopy on the etched cross-section of a nanocrystalline Ni-18 wt.% Fe electrodeposit revealed the existence of a banded structure perpendicular to the growth direction. To evaluate if the banded structure is affecting grain growth and texture development, EBSD orientation maps were obtained after annealing for 30 min at 300, 350, and 400°C. Grown grains were found to be random in shape and no preferential sites for grain growth were observed. The texture of the grown grains is changing upon annealing and the final fibre texture parallel to growth direction of the electrodeposit can be obtained from texture components found at lower annealing temperatures when performing one or two consecutive twinning operations.
Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar
U. Klement et al., "Texture of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni-Fe with Banded Structure", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 912-915, 2012