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grain growth

noun, Metallurgy
1.
a tendency of certain grains to grow and absorb others when heated under certain conditions.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • These alloys also showed enhanced grain growth rates.
  • When the sample is heated, the grain boundaries become mobile and grain growth takes place.
  • Accelerated grain growth in dense, hot-pressed alumina has been demonstrated.
  • The right-hand photo shows some columnar epitaxial grain growth in the fusion zone.

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