Nucleation of recrystallization in fine-grained materials: An extension of the Bailey-Hirsch criterion

Julien Favre, Damien Fabrègue, Akihiko Chiba, Yves Bréchet

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A new criterion for nucleation in the case of dynamic recrystallization is proposed in order to include the contribution of the grain boundary energy stored in the microstructure in the energy balance. Due to the nucleation events, the total surface area of pre-existing grain boundaries decreases, leading to a nucleus size smaller than expected by conventional nucleation criteria. The new model provides a better prediction of the nucleus size during recrystallization of pure copper compared with the conventional nucleation criterion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-639
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Copper
  • Dynamic recrystallization
  • Nucleation
  • Ultrafine grainedmicrostructure

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