Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 47, Issue 13, pp 5106–5113 | Cite as

Grain boundary plane reorientation: model experiments on bi- and tricrystals

  • Pavel Lejček
  • Petra Šedá
  • Yu Kinoshita
  • Victoria Yardley
  • Aleš Jäger
  • Sadahiro Tsurekawa
Article

Abstract

Experiments on growth and annealing of bi- and tricrystals of an Fe–6at.%Si model alloy are described in this study that investigates the behavior of (a) a free grain boundary in a bicrystal and (b) constrained grain boundaries at the triple junction of a tricrystal. The results clearly show the tendency of the grain boundaries to incline to special orientations dominated mainly by the {011} and {112} planes, thus supporting the idea that the grain boundaries may reorient their planes during annealing and change their character from general to special.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Lejček
    • 1
  • Petra Šedá
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu Kinoshita
    • 3
  • Victoria Yardley
    • 3
    • 4
  • Aleš Jäger
    • 1
  • Sadahiro Tsurekawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsPrague 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical TechnologyPrague 6Czech Republic
  3. 3.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  4. 4.Institute of Materials, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringRuhr Universität BochumBochumGermany

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