Effect of an applied stress on the recrystallization mechanisms of a zirconium alloy

L. Saintoyant, L. Legras, Y. Bréchet

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The effect of an applied stress on the mechanism and kinetics of recrystallization of the zirconium alloy Zircaloy-4 is investigated by electron backscattered diffraction. Applying stress during the recrystallization slows down the growth stage. According to the stress amplitude, the nucleation rate is either accelerated or slowed down. A simple model is proposed to take into account these phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Creep
  • EBSD
  • Hexagonal close-packed
  • Recrystallization
  • Zr alloy

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