Chapter 8: Recovery, Recrystallization, and Grain Growth
Annealing, a heat treatment process, is used to soften metals that have been hardened by cold working. This chapter discusses the following three distinct processes that can occur during annealing: recovery, recrystallization, and grain growth. The types of processes that occur during recovery are the annihilation of excess point defects, the rearrangement of dislocations into lower-energy configurations, and the formation of subgrains that grow and interlock into sub-boundaries. The article also discusses the main factors that affect recrystallization. They are temperature and time; degree of cold work; purity of the metal; original grain size; and temperature of deformation. The...
Recovery, Recrystallization, and Grain Growth, Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys, Edited By F.C. Campbell, ASM International, 2008, p 117–133, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240117
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