2011 Volume 51 Issue 9 Pages 1534-1538
The behavior of hydrogen in an ultrafine-grained electrodeposited pure iron with Lankford (r) value larger than 7.0 was studied by small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). Nano-sized inhomogeneity consisting of hydrogen bubble exists in the deposited specimen. The bubble size increases a little by 673 K annealing and then all the bubbles disappear after 973 K annealing. With rolling at room temperature (RT), the bubble size and number density are found to decrease, which must be caused by the change in the status of hydrogen location during plastic deformation. Crystal rotation and grain coalescence are revealed to occur after rolling deformation from electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) results.