Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Dr. Earl C. Roberts
Dr. Frederick A. Hames
Professor Ralph Smith
If a metal is first cold-worked and then heated to a sufficient temperature for an adequate length of time, the hardening properties due to cold-working disappear, and the metal will return more or less to its original state. Upon examination of the microstructure, we find that new grains have replaced the old grains through what is called recrystallization. The final size of the recrystallized grains depends upon three important variables--the degree of cold-work or deformation, annealing temperature, and annealing time.
Griswold, Virgil H. Jr., "Recrystallization of High Purity Aluminum" (1953). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 399.
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