Evidence for solute drag during recrystallization of aluminum alloys

Mitra L. Taheri*, Jason Sebastian, David Seidman, Anthony Rollett

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Evidence of both solute drag as well as differences in migration mechanisms of certain boundary types has been found for an Al-Zr alloy. In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) annealing experiments coupled with Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) showed a stark contrast between Zr segregation at small and large scales. Specifically, Zr was found to segregate to, as well as precipitate at boundaries of grains smaller than 2 microns, whereas less segregation and no precipitation was found at large grains sizes, or long annealing times. Motivated by these results and those previously obtained by Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM), Local Electrode Atom Probe Microscopy with an Imago™ LEAP® microscope, was used to determine the concentrations of Zr and Al ions at grain boundaries; the results confirmed those from the STEM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials
Subtitle of host publicationExperiments and Modeling
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Franciso, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 28 2005Apr 1 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Franciso, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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