Grain refinement of high-purity FCC metals using equal-channel angular pressing

Zenji Horita, Kaoru Kishikawa, Keiichi Kimura, Kohei Tatsumi, Terence G. Langdon

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    Abstract

    Equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) is a valuable technique for refining grain sizes to the submicrometer or the nanometer range. This study explores the reason for the difference in the grain refining behavior between pure Al and pure Cu. First, very high purity levels were adopted in order to minimize any effects of impurities: 99.999% for Al and 99.99999% for Cu. Second, high purity (99.999%) Au was also used in order to examine the effect of stacking fault energy. All three pure metals were subjected to ECAP and microstructural observations and hardness measurements were undertaken with respect to the number of ECAP passes. It is concluded that the stacking fault energy plays an important role and accounts for the difference in the grain refining behavior in the ECAP process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecrystallization and Grain Growth III - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG III
    Pages1273-1278
    Number of pages6
    EditionPART 2
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
    Event3rd International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX GG III - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: Jun 10 2007Jun 15 2007

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Science Forum
    NumberPART 2
    Volume558-559
    ISSN (Print)0255-5476

    Other

    Other3rd International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX GG III
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    CityJeju Island
    Period6/10/076/15/07

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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