A mathematical model for the solute drag effect on recrystallization

Masayoshi Suehiro, Zi Kui Liu, John Ågren

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Abstract

The model for the solute drag effect in phase transformations has been applied to recrystallization, i.e., moving grain boundaries. In this model, the total driving force is dissipated by the interfacial energy, the finite interfacial mobility, the solute drag in boundaries, and diffusion in the matrix ahead of the interface, of which all are taken into account consistently. The effects of the Gibbs energy of segregation and the diffusivity of impurity atoms in boundaries were investigated. The results show that the Gibbs energy of segregation mainly affects the critical composition at which the drastic change in the boundary velocity appears, and the diffusivity of impurity atoms in boundaries mainly affects the velocity reduced by the solute drag effect. In other words, the Gibbs energy of segregation and the diffusivity of impurity atoms in boundaries can be evaluated from experimental data by means of the present model. This model was applied to the Al-Mg system, and the Gibbs energy of segregation and the diffusivity of Mg in boundaries were evaluated from experimental data. The evaluated Gibbs energy of segregation agrees with the estimate based on elastic energy considerations. The diffusivity estimated from this model is smaller than that measured along the grain boundary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1029-1034
Number of pages6
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume29
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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