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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

Plastic Instability in Copper and Brass and its Relation to Microstructure and Texture

Materials Department, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde DK-4000, Denmark

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Second-generation microbands in copper and bundles in brass reflect plastic instabilities. The possible crystallographic rules for the selection of grains with such instabilities are investigated. In copper the existence of simple crystallographic rules is questionable. In brass there seems to be a set of crystallographic rules which is in reasonable agreement with theoretical considerations.