Springer Series in Materials Science

Grain Boundaries

From Theory to Engineering

Authors: Priester, Louisette

  • Written by an expert in the field
  • Offers the first complete overview of grain boundaries
  • Leads researchers working on macroscopic aspects, closely related to materials properties, to approach the scale of description of grain boundaries
  • Explores opportunities emerging through "grain boundary engineering" to control morphological and crystallographic features
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Grain boundaries are a main feature of crystalline materials. They play a key role in determining the properties of materials, especially when grain size decreases and even more so with the current improvements of  processing tools and methods that allow us to control various elements in a polycrystal.
This book presents the theoretical basis of the study of  grain boundaries and aims to open up new lines of research in this area. The treatment is light on mathematical approaches while emphasizing practical examples; the issues they raise are discussed with reference to theories. The general approach of the book has two main goals: to lead the reader from the concept of ‘ideal’ to ‘real’ grain boundaries;
to depart from established knowledge and address the opportunities emerging through "grain boundary engineering",  the control of morphological and crystallographic features that affect material properties.

The book is divided in three parts: 
I ‘From interganular order to disorder’ deals with the concept of the perfect grain boundary, at equilibrium, and questions the maintenance of its crystalline state. 
II ‘From the ideal to the real grain boundary’ deals with the concept of the faulted grain boundary. It attempts to reveal the influence of the grain boundary structure on its defects, their formation and their accommodation. 
III ‘From free to constrained grain boundaries’ is devoted to grain boundary ensembles starting from the triple junction (the elemental configuration) to real grain boundary networks in polycrystals

This part covers a new and topical development in the field. It presents for the first time an avenue for researchers working on macroscopic aspects, to approach the scale of description of grain boundaries.

Audience: graduate students, researchers and  engineers in Materials Science and all those scientists pursuing grain boundary engineering in order to improve materials performance.

About the authors

Emeritus Professor Louisette Priester
Universite Paris 11
She is a specialist on grain boudaries and dedicated to this subject her entire career as a researcher and teacher. She has 150 contributions on the topic.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Geometrical Order of Grain Boundaries

    Priester, Louisette

    Pages 3-28

  • Mechanical Stress Order of Grain Boundaries

    Priester, Louisette

    Pages 29-47

  • Atomic Order of Grain Boundaries

    Priester, Louisette

    Pages 49-92

  • Grain Boundary Order/Disorder and Energy

    Priester, Louisette

    Pages 93-132

  • Defects in the Grain Boundary Structure

    Priester, Louisette

    Pages 135-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grain Boundaries
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Engineering
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
172
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4969-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4969-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4968-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8422-1
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 442
Topics