ISIJ International
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Recrystallization Behavior and Texture Evolution in Severely Cold-rolled Fe-0.3mass%Si and Fe-0.3mass%Al Alloys
Miho Tomita Tooru InagumaHiroaki SakamotoKohsaku Ushioda
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2017 Volume 57 Issue 5 Pages 921-928


The effect of Si and Al additions on the recrystallization behavior of severely cold-rolled Fe by 99.8% reduction was investigated in comparison with a previous study on pure Fe.6) In Fe-0.3mass%Si alloy, recrystallized grain with {411}<011> and {411}<148>preferentially nucleated at an early stage of recrystallization, and the texture did not changed substantially with the progress of recrystallization, which supports the oriented nucleation theory. The {411}<148> texture significantly increased at the expense of recrystallized grains with {100}<023> and ND//<111> during normal grain growth. In Fe-0.3mass%Al alloy, dynamic recovery during heavy cold-rolling and substantial subgrain growth during low temperature annealing (350°C) occurred, similar to the case of pure Fe and different from that of Fe-0.3mass%Si alloy. This is presumably because of the subtle influence of Al addition on cross-slip frequency and smaller solute-dislocation/vacancy interaction as compared with Si addition. Furthermore, at the early stage of recrystallization, the tendency of oriented nucleation became weaker in Fe-0.3mass%Al alloy than that in Fe-0.3mass%Si alloy. With the progress of recrystallization, {100}<012> and {111}<112> orientations intensified. In the following normal grain growth, {100}<012> texture intensified. However, the change in the texture during growth cannot be explained only by the size effect. A rigorous grain growth simulation model is required to explain the experimental facts by considering the dependency of grain boundary mobility and energy on grain boundary characteristics.

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