Volume 85, Number 3, February 2009
Article Number 38004
Number of page(s) 6
Section Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology
Published online 11 February 2009
EPL, 85 (2009) 38004
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/85/38004

Effects of magnetic field on grain growth of non-ferromagnetic metals: A Monte Carlo simulation

H. C. Lei, X. B. Zhu, Y. P. Sun, L. Hu and W. H. Song

Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics and High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Hefei 230031, PRC

received 24 May 2008; accepted in final form 15 January 2009; published February 2009
published online 11 February 2009

The grain growth kinetics, texture and misorientation distribution function (MDF) evolutions of a non-ferromagnetic metal sheet with isotropic and anisotropic grain boundary under magnetic field are studied using a modified two-dimensions (2D) Potts model, in which the grain boundary migration is driven by the grain boundary energy and the difference in magnetic free energy between grains and their neighbors. Monte Carlo simulation results show that the texture and MDF evolutions of materials intensively depend on the magnetic field and grain boundary anisotropy, whereas the grain boundary growth kinetics is insensitive to the magnetic field.

81.10.Aj - Theory and models of crystal growth; physics of crystal growth, crystal morphology, and orientation.
05.50.+q - Lattice theory and statistics (Ising, Potts, etc.).
83.60.Np - Effects of electric and magnetic fields.

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