Grain refinement of aluminum using equal-channel angular pressing

Z. Horita, M. Furukawa, M. Nemoto, T. G. Langdon

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Using the technique of equal-channel angular (ECA) pressing, it is possible to reduce the grain size of polycrystalline materials to the submicrometer level. Thus, this processing technique has the potential for producing materials which may exhibit superplasticity. This paper describes various factors affecting the development and evolution of the microstructure produced by ECA pressing. Optimization of such factors is then presented for the advent of superplasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-322
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 2000
EventThe 1999 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium W 'GaN and Related Alloys' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1999Dec 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Horita, Z., Furukawa, M., Nemoto, M., & Langdon, T. G. (2000). Grain refinement of aluminum using equal-channel angular pressing. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 601, 311-322.