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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

Texture Evolution in Zr-2.5 Nb Deformed in Uniaxial Compression

AECL Research, Chalk River, Ontario K0J iJ0, Canada

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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 evolution of texture in Zr-2.5 Nb during uniaxial compression was studied in annealed specimens with α grain sizes of 5 and 10 μm. It is shown that texture development is determined by the mechanism controlling <c>-axis deformation. In fine grained material <c+a> and <a> slip are found to be responsible for texture evolution. Tensile twinning controls the formation of a sharp [0001] compression texture in coarse grained material. It is suggested that the mode of <c>-axis deformation is determined by the α grain size.