Measurement of Grain Size in Twinned FCC Metals and Alloys

The measurement of grain size in annealed face-centered cubic (fcc) metals that exhibit annealing twins is complicated by etching problems and by the presence of the twin boundaries. In a few cases, one can successfully etch certain fcc metals developing only the grain boundaries [1,2]. Such techniques are very useful but have not been developed for most fcc metals and alloys.


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