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Directional recrystallization in mechanically alloyed oxide dispersion-strengthened metals by annealing in a moving temperature gradient

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The directional recrystallization behaviour of mechanically alloyed oxide dispersion-strengthened nickel- and iron-base alloys, MA760 and MA956, has been investigated by annealing in a moving temperature gradient (zone or laser annealing). The directional microstructure produced in MA760 was found to become more isotropic as the zone-annealing speed was increased. At the same time, the recrystallization front tended to become irregular with some nucleation occurring ahead of the main front as the zone-annealing speed exceeded the grain-boundary velocity. These data have been analysed theoretically. Laser-induced recrystallization has also been explored, as another method of annealing a sample in a moving temperature gradient. In the case of the iron-base MA956 alloy, recrystallization occurred directionally along the bar extrusion direction, irrespective of the laser zone-annealing direction.

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Sha, W., Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H. Directional recrystallization in mechanically alloyed oxide dispersion-strengthened metals by annealing in a moving temperature gradient. Journal of Materials Science 30, 1439–1444 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00375245

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Keywords

  • Oxide
  • Polymer
  • Microstructure
  • Nickel
  • Recrystallization