Effect of Electropulsing on Recrystallization and Mechanical Properties of Silicon Steel Strips

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1038
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


Electropulsing-induced recrystallization and its effect on mechanical properties of oriented silicon steel strips (Fe-3.0%Si) were studied by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron back-scatter diffraction. The results indicated that electropulsing accelerated recrystallization, and decreased the temperature of recrystallization. Electropulsing favors refinement of the grain structure of the alloy. Effects of electropulsing on strength and elongation of the alloy were discussed from the point view of dislocation dynamics, microstructural changes, and electropulsing kinetics. © 2011 The Chinese Society for Metals.

Research Area(s)

  • Electropulsing, Oriented silicon steel strip, Recrystallization