Recrystallisation behaviour of low carbon steel with and without addition of chromium

Azdiar Adil Gazder, Vladimir Bata, Sujoy S Hazra, Elena Pereloma

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The effects of 0.74wt Cr addition on the recrystallisation kinetics of low carbon (LC) steel was investigated using Vickers hardness testing, optical metallography and Electron Back-Scattering Diffraction (EBSD). Compared to the unalloyed steel, Cr addition significantly delays the time for recrystallisation and increases the JMAK pre-exponential factor (k) by an order of magnitude. During initial softening, EBSD returned similar orientations for nucleated and growing grain fractions in both steels. However with longer annealing times the micro-texture of recrystallised grains differs from their earlier counterparts. Overall, the effect of fine Cr carbides on grain boundary mobility in the LC-Cr steel causes variations in recrystallisation kinetics, grain morphology and micro-textures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth
EditorsE J Palmiere, B P Wynne
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages679 - 684
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2010 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20109 Jul 2010
Conference number: 4th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2010
Abbreviated titleReX and GG 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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