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


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.


Side Surface Triple Junction Boundary Plane Plane Orientation Coincidence Site Lattice 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (grant KAN300100801 and Institute Research Plan AV0Z10100520), Czech Science Foundation (grant 106/08/0369) and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (grant CZ.1.05/2.1.00/01.0040).


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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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