Electric Field Annealing on 3104 Aluminum Alloy Sheets: Evolution of Microstructure and Texture
The cold-rolled 3104 aluminum alloy sheets were annealed without and with an electric field. Results show that the electric field can greatly postpone the recovery and recrystallization processes, enhance the Cube texture component. The effect of the electric field lies in that it decreases the concentration of the electronegative vacancies by attracting them to the electropositive sample surface, thus reducing the stored energy for recovery and recrystallization.
C. Esling, M. Humbert, R.A. Schwarzer and F. Wagner
Z. C. Hu et al., "Electric Field Annealing on 3104 Aluminum Alloy Sheets: Evolution of Microstructure and Texture ", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 105, pp. 169-174, 2005