Equiaxed crystals

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Equiaxed crystals are crystals that have axes of approximately the same length.

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

Equiaxed crystals can be achieved by heat treatment, namely annealing and normalizing.


  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