Effect of Annealing on Microstructural Development and Grain Orientation in Electrodeposited Ni
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010
Thick (up to 5 mm) Ni electrodeposits were produced by the pulsed electrodeposition (PED) technique. The PED-Ni was investigated in planar and cross-sections using high resolution scanning electron microscopy. Grain size and local texture were studied by electron backscatter diffraction. Thermal stability and grain growth behaviour were investigated using in-situ annealing in the transmission electron microscope. It is observed that columnar grains are present in the material and that the orientation of grains is not uniform. Textures and in-situ annealing behaviour are compared to previous data on nanocrystalline PED-Ni and Ni-Fe, where a subgrain coalescence model adopted from recrystallization is used to describe the occurrence of abnormal grain growth
upon annealing and where twinning was found to be responsible for the texture development.