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Grain Boundary Segregation in Metals


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pavel Lejček
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pavel Lejček
    Pages 153-171
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 203-239

About this book


Grain boundaries are important structural components of polycrystalline materials used in the vast majority of technical applications. Because grain boundaries form a continuous network throughout such materials, their properties may limit their practical use. One of the serious phenomena which evoke these limitations is the grain boundary segregation of impurities. It results in the loss of grain boundary cohesion and consequently, in brittle fracture of the materials. The current book deals with fundamentals of grain boundary segregation in metallic materials and its relationship to the grain boundary structure, classification and other materials properties.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Czech Republic, Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of thePrague 8Czech Republic

About the authors

The University of Bristol calls Lejcek 'an acknowledged expert in establishing and relating the crystallography and composition of grain boundaries to their mechanical, chemical and physical properties.

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