Grain growth during annealing of cryogenically-rolled Cu-30Zn brass

Tatyana Konkova, Sergey Mironov, Alexander Korznikov, Galia Korznikova, Mikhail M. Myshlyaev, S. Lee Semiatin

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The grain-growth behavior of cryogenically-rolled Cu-30Zn brass during isothermal annealing at 900 °C was examined. The observed microstructure coarsening was interpreted in terms of normal grain growth with a grain-growth exponent of ∼4. The relatively slow grain-growth kinetics was attributed to the formation of precipitates at the grain boundaries and the interaction of texture and grain growth. The development of a moderate-strength {110}<uvw> α fiber texture (∼4 times random) as well as the presence of a limited number of twin variants within the grains suggested the occurrence of variant selection during annealing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Early online date14 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016


  • grain boundaries
  • metal and alloys
  • metallography
  • microstructure
  • scanning electron microscopy

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