Annealing behavior of submicrocrystalline oxide-bearing iron produced by mechanical alloying

A. Belyakov, Y. Sakai, T. Hara, Y. Kimura, K. Tsuzaki

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The structural changes upon annealing of an ultrafine-grained iron containing dispersed oxides were studied. The starting material was subjected to mechanical milling followed by consolidating bar rolling. The fine-grained microstructures were essentially stable against discontinuous grain growth and/or primary recrystallization during annealing at temperatures up to 800 °C, where the specimens maintain a very fine ferrite grain size. The annealing behavior is mainly characterized by normal grain growth accompanied by recovery. The grain-growth kinetics correlates with the oxide coarsening. Both the grain growth and the oxide coarsening can be enhanced by an increase in the temperature. The static restoration/recrystallization processes operating in the ultrafine-grained matrices, as well as the effect of dispersed oxides particles, are discussed in some detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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