Mechanism of steady-state grain growth in aluminum

  title={Mechanism of steady-state grain growth in aluminum},
  author={Frederick Nims. Rhines and Kenneth R. Craig and Robert T. Dehoff},
  journal={Metallurgical Transactions},
Grain growth, defined as the increase in volume of the average grain, is found, in its steadystate, to be directly proportional to the time of isothermal annealing. During steady-state grain growth the grain corners are found all to be quadruple points, the grain edges all triple lines and the ratio of corners to faces to edges to be 6:7:12. The rate constant for steady-state grain growth is shown to be calculable from first principles and from properties that can be measured independently of… 

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