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Crystallographic variant selection in α–β brass
journal contributionposted on 2005-02-01, 00:00 authored by N Stanford, P Bate
The transformation texture of α/β brass with a diffusional Widmanstätten α growth morphology has been investigated. Electron micrographs and electron backscattered diffraction was used to determine that the orientation relationship between the β phase and the α associated with nucleation at β grain boundaries was (44.3°) left angle bracket1 1 6right-pointing angle bracket. Crystallographic variant selection was observed across those prior β/β grain boundaries, but this has little effect on the transformation texture due to the crystal symmetry. The effect of the crystallographic variant selection on texture is further weakened by nucleation of diffusional transformed α in the grain interior.