Effects of liquid Bi particles on grain growth of Fe-1.9vol%Bi alloy

Takehito Hagisawa, Hajime Mitsui, Ikuo Ohnuma, Ryosuke Kainuma, Kiyohito Ishida

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The recrystallization and grain growth characteristics of pre-deformed Fe-1.9vol%Bi alloy specimens in the two-phase region of αFe and liquid Bi were investigated by microstructural observation. Precipitate-free zones (PFZs) were mainly formed in the vicinity outside of the curved grain boundaries. Furthermore, large Bi particles were also observed on the grain boundaries of the matrix along the PFZs. These results suggest that the intragranular liquid Bi particles were trapped and dragged by grain boundaries. The grain growth of the matrix phase was extremely retarded by the effect of this dragging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1007
Number of pages7
JournalISIJ International
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Diffusion
  • Dragging effect
  • Grain growth
  • Interfacial energy
  • Liquid particle
  • Ostwald ripening


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