AuthorEvans, Herbert Elgin, 1962-
AdvisorDeymier, Pierre A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe preparation of bicrystal specimens of high interfacial purity and accurately controlled mismatch of orientation between grains with a specific boundary orientation are critical for fundamental studies of the structure and properties of grain boundaries. A method was developed for routinely producing high-purity aluminum bicrystals of desired mismatch and boundary orientation. A strain annealing technique was used for making large single crystals. The orientation, structural perfection, and chemical purity of the seeds were characterized, then the seeds were joined by using an electron beam welder. The welder was designed and built as a major portion of this work.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Materials Science and Engineering