Volume 1 (1972), Issue 2, Pages 99-109

Topographic Arrangement of Crystallite Orientations in Rolled Copper

Max-Planck-lnstitut für Metallforschung, Institut für Sondermetalle, Stuttgart, Germany

Received 29 January 1972; Accepted 8 June 1972

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In single and polycrystalline copper rolled to a reduction of 95 %, the topographic arrangements of crystallite orientations were determined over large areas by means of electron microscopy. Correlated data on orientation, diffraction site, and transmission pictures in three cross-sections perpendicular to the normal, rolling and transverse directions were obtained and evaluated. These results were complemented by X-ray studies of the texture. The rolled polycrystalline structure consists of roughly disc-shaped regions of uniform orientation which are fairly strongly misoriented with respect to each other. The planes of the discs lie paral.lel to the rolling plane. Within these regions of uniform orientation lie elongated subgrains extended in the longitudinal and transverse directions. In a surface layer of a few microns thickness the dryly rolled single crystals have essentially a (100)[011] texture. This is independent of the orientation of the interior of the material. The observed structures are discussed with respect to possible formation mechanisms.