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Pure metals normally solidify into polycrystalline masses, but it is relatively easy to produce single crystals by directional solidification from the melt. This article illustrates the dislocations present in a metal crystal, which is often polygonized into sub-boundaries during grain growth after solidification. It provides a description of small-angle and large-angle grain boundaries of polycrystalline metals.

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Solidification Structures of Pure Metals, Metallography and Microstructures, Vol 9, ASM Handbook, Edited By George F. Vander Voort, ASM International, 2004, p 93–96,

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