New toolbox could shed light on the recrystallisation mechanism in materials
Microstructural characterisation techniques are advancing, but they are still limited in their ability to explain the complex behaviour of recrystallisation. The latter refers to the process in which deformed grains of the crystal structure are replaced by stress-free grains. Three-dimensional (3D) quantification could help reveal whether unexpected local grain boundary migration is associated with local variations in the deformed microstructure. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the VETRex4D project aims to prove that a virtual experimental toolbox for 3D/4D recrystallisation could provide more insight into this relationship. For the first time, this toolbox will couple quantitative phase-field simulations with 4D X-ray microscopy experimental data.