Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 11, pp 3860–3866 | Cite as

Motion of the faceted 57° \( [11\overline{2} 0] \) tilt grain boundary in zinc

  • Vera G. Sursaeva
  • Alena S. Gornakova
  • Viktor P. Yashnikov
  • Boris B. Straumal
Intergranular and Interphase Boundaries in Materials


The impact of faceting on the high-angle grain boundary motion was studied. The non-steady-state motion of the 57° \( [11\overline{2} 0] \) tilt grain boundary (GB) half-loop in a Zn bicrystal has been studied in situ. Above 678 K the slowly migrating GB half-loop was continuously curved. Below this temperature moving GB was fully or partially faceted. The transformation of curved GB into a GB facet with increasing temperature was observed for the first time. Overlapping faceting/roughening of three crystallograpically different GB facets lead to the complicated non-steady-state motion. As a result, the GB mobility values and migration enthalpy were not unique, but lay in a certain interval.


Grain Boundary Isothermal Annealing Coincidence Site Lattice Arrhenius Dependence Flat Facet 
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Authors thank Profs L. S. Shvindlerman, and G. Gottstein for stimulating discussion. The research was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Grant 436 RUS 113/842/0-1(R)) and the Russian Foundation of Basis Research (Grant DFG-RFBR 06-02-04015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vera G. Sursaeva
    • 1
  • Alena S. Gornakova
    • 1
  • Viktor P. Yashnikov
    • 1
  • Boris B. Straumal
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow districtRussia

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