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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 213-226

Quantitative Analysis of the Misorientation Distribution After the Recrystallisation of Tensile Deformed Copper Single Crystals

1Institut für Werkstoffe der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 8, Braunschweig D-W-3300, Germany
2Institut für Metallphysik der Universität Göttingen, Hospitalstr. 3–5, Göttingen D-W-3400, Germany

Received 10 July 1990

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Recrystallisation experiments in tensile deformed 100- and 111-oriented single crystals of high purity copper yielded very accurate information about the orientations of recrystallised grains and deformation microstructure. For a statistical evaluation of the orientation relationships between the dominant recrystallised grains and the deformation microstructure the misorientation distribution function was calculated. The most frequently occurring orientation relationships can be described by coincidence relationships. Always several coincidence relationships are needed to characterise the results. The specimen treatment strongly influences the occurrence of the individual coincidence orientation relationships. A particularly preferred growth of grains with a 30° or 40° 111 orientation relationship was not observed.