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Equiaxed crystals

Equiaxed crystals are crystals that have axes of approximately the same length. Crystals of equal axial length have more planes on which to slip and thus have higher strength and ductility.

Equiaxed grains can in some cases be an indication for recrystallization[1].


  1. ^  According to Mabuchi, Yamada et al in "The grain size dependence of strength in the extruded AZ91 M alloy", in "Magnesium Alloys and their Applications", edited by K.U. Kainer (2000), ISBN 3-527-30282-4

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