ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
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Development of Recrystallization Texture in Severely Cold-rolled Pure Iron
Miho Tomita Tooru InagumaHiroaki SakamotoKohsaku Ushioda
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2016 Volume 56 Issue 4 Pages 693-699


The mechanism of recrystallization texture development is changed by the chemical composition of materials, cold-rolling reduction, and annealing conditions. This study discusses the development of recrystallization texture for severely cold-rolled pure iron. In cold-rolled iron with 99.8% reduction, the deformation texture was a strong α-fiber (RD//<011>) with high strain. During annealing in a temperature range from 20°C to 800°C, in this highly strained α-fiber, the microstructure started to recover from a low temperature. Thereafter, recrystallized grains began to appear at 350°C, and many recrystallized grains were generated at random locations. Their textural components were {100}, {211}, {111}, and {411}, which were already included in the α-fiber. At 550°C, recrystallization was completed, and the resulting recrystallization texture was similar to the original cold-rolling texture. This texture was developed by unique microstructural changes, which could be classified as continuous recrystallization. During grain growth stage, the recrystallization texture changed into the {100}<012> component presumably by the selective growth of recrystallized grains governed by the size effect.

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