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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

Formation of Nucleation Sites of Cube Texture Due to Inhomogeneous Deformation During Rolling in Copper Single Crystals

1Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, Tokiwadai 156, Hodogayaku, Yokohama 240, Japan
2Graduate student of Yokohama National University, Japan
3Departement Metaallkunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven B-3030, Belgium

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Copper single crystals of the (348)[11¯,4¯,6] orientation were cold–rolled up to 99% under two series of L/d condition. The fornmtion of nucleation sites of (001)[100] orientation and the development of cube texture as well as their correlation were investigated. The slip-rotation from a stable orientation towards (001)[100] was discussed in terms of deformtion inhomogeneity.