An Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Pure Aluminum Processed by Equal-Channel Angular Pressing
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Equal-channel angular ECA pressing is a promising method to achieve refinement of grain size to 1.0 micrometer or less for aluminum and its alloys. Computer-aided electron backscatter diffraction EBSD analysis of high purity aluminum 99.99 which had been subjected to one pass, four passes, and twelve passes through an ECA die was performed. Grain and subgrain size and boundary misorientation distributions during such large-strain deformation processing were of particular interest. A texture was present after one pressing and the boundary misorientation distribution had a peak at 5 deg - 10 deg although boundaries were present in all misorientation ranges. Fine equaixed grains were achieved after twelve passes through the ECA die, accompanied by random orientation and misorientation distributions.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy