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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

Grain Boundary Design and Grain Boundary Character Distribution (GBCD) in Texture Polycrystalline Materials

Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Tohaku University, Sendai 980, Japan

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The importance of grain boundary character distribution (GBCD) to materials development by grain boundary design is briefly discussed. Particular attention has been paid to the relationship between GBOD and the nature of texture in polycrystalline materials produced by different processing methods. Several important findings on the relationship are discussed.