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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 32, Issue 1-4, Pages 187-195

Grain and Grain Boundary Structure Evolution Without Texture Changes During Normal Grain Growth in 2-D Al Strips

1Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Chernogolovka, Moscow district 142432, Russia
2Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH, Glienicker Straße 100, Berlin 14109, Germany
3institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik, RWTH Aachen, Aachen 52056, Germany

Accepted 28 September 1997

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Changes of the grain boundary character distribution and texture during normal grain growth have been investigated using the SAC-SEM based method and a 4 circle X-ray texture goniometer on A1 strips with columnar structure. The microstructure of the strips consists of regions with oriented (clusters) and randomly oriented grains. All changes of microstructure are outside the clusters during normal grain growth and consequently no texture change was observed.