Effects of liquid indium particles on recrystallization and grain growth of αFe in Fe-In alloys

Takehito Hagisawa, Toshihiro Omori, Ikuo Ohnuma, Ryosuke Kainuma, Kiyohito Ishida

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Recrystallization, grain growth, and particle ripening behaviors of pre-deformed Fe-In alloy specimens in liquid-particle dispersion mi-crostructures were investigated by microstructural observation. Liquid In particles were trapped by grain boundaries of recrystallized grains, and the trapped particles were dragged by the grain boundaries during grain growth. The recrystallization and the grain growth of the αFe matrix were extremely retarded by the addition of In. The controlling diffusion mechanism of the growth of matrix grains and the ripening of intergranular liquid In particles changed from interfacial diffusion between matrix and particles to impurity diffusion through liquid In particles with increasing volume fraction of liquid In particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-175
Number of pages10
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Coalescence
  • Coupled growth
  • Diffusion
  • Grain growth
  • Interfacial energy
  • Liquid particle
  • Recrystallization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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