Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
MM 57.1: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 23. März 2017, 10:15–10:30, IFW B
Capturing the evolution of fractal abnormal grains in nanocrystalline Pd90Au10 — •Raphael Zeller1, Harms Fey1, Christian Braun2, Philipp Romberger1, Rainer Birringer2, and Carl Krill1 — 1Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials, Ulm University, Germany — 2Experimental Physics, Saarland University, Germany
During abnormal grain growth, a bimodal size distribution is established by the rapid growth of a few grains to much larger sizes than their neighbors. Usually, such abnormal grains expand in all directions at roughly the same speed, but in nanocrystalline Pd90Au10, they appear to send out “tentacles” into the surrounding matrix, which ultimately results in highly irregular, fractal-like grain shapes. Exploiting the fast heating and cooling capabilities of a salt-bath furnace, we have investigated the evolution of fractal grain morphologies in nano-Pd90Au10, finding two surprises: higher temperatures sometimes lead to smaller grains, and longer annealing times do not necessarily promote further grain growth (but they can affect the fractal dimension of the grain shape). We discuss these results in the framework of standard growth models supplemented by ideas from nucleation theory.