Kinetics of grain boundary segregation during recrystallisation annealing

K. P. Boyle, Y. J.M. Bréchet, J. D. Embury, D. D. Perovic

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In batch annealing and continuous annealing processes, both recrystallisation and grain boundary segregation can occur. In this paper, a simple model is derived which explores the interaction of the boundary migration and segregation processes and considers the application to phosphorus segregation during the annealing of interstitial free steels. The model considers both segregation to a migrating boundary and the segregation which occurs during continuous cooling after the holding period during the anneal cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-896
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Grain boundaries
  • Interstitial free steels
  • Kinetics
  • Modelling
  • Segregation

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