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Journal of Solid State Physics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 549314, 6 pages
Research Article

Recrystallization from a Three-Grain Crystalline Iron

1Department of Chemistry, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
2Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, 930 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

Received 30 August 2014; Revised 27 December 2014; Accepted 28 December 2014

Academic Editor: Víctor Lavín

Copyright © 2015 Bo Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The solid state recrystallization and grain boundary migrations in an iron nanoparticle Fe2616 with three grains were studied by a molecular dynamics simulation. It was found that nucleation rates could be determined as the smaller grains were consumed by the larger ones. Moreover, the grain disorder was more important than the misorientation angle in governing the rates. Suggestions about the critical nuclei for the recrystallization are proposed. No obvious interaction between the grain boundaries was observed in the example studied in this report.