Oblique Cube Texture Formation in High Purity Aluminum during Equal Channel Angular Pressing
Aluminum of 5N purity has been deformed at room temperature by equal channel angular pressing using three passes of route A. The microstructure and texture have been investigated by electron back-scattering and neutron diffraction. The microstructure from the first pass on is totally dynamically recrystallized. The recrystallization texture consists of an oblique cube component. The oblate grains and the cube texture are anticlockwise rotated about the transverse direction. The inclination with respect to the extrusion direction depends on the distance from the top of the extruded bar and changes from pass to pass. The mechanism of ormation of the recrystallization microstructure and texture is discussed.
C. Esling, M. Humbert, R.A. Schwarzer and F. Wagner
W. Skrotzki et al., "Oblique Cube Texture Formation in High Purity Aluminum during Equal Channel Angular Pressing ", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 105, pp. 351-356, 2005