Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 875–879 | Cite as

Effect of grain boundary faceting on kinetics of grain growth and microstructure evolution

  • Eugen Rabkin
Grain Boundary and Interface Engineering


The Von-Neumann-Mullins relationship for two-dimensional grain growth is modified for the case of grain boundary faceting. It is shown that the anisotropy of grain boundary energy alone slows down the rate of normal grain growth. For highly mobile facets, however, the acceleration of the growth process is possible, accompanied by development of anisotropic microstructure. It is shown that the mean-field approach to the problem of grain growth in highly anisotropic polycrystal results in parabolic growth law similar to that for isotropic systems, with the facet mobility and maximal torque substituting the grain boundary mobility and grain boundary energy in isotropic systems.


Polymer Microstructure Anisotropy Torque Growth Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Engineering, TECHNIONIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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