Characteristics of mechanical alloying of Zn-Al-based alloys

Y. H. Zhu, A. Perez Hernandez, Wing Bun Lee

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Three pure elemental powder mixtures of Zn-22%Al-18%Cu, Zn-5%Al-11%Cu, and Zn-27%Al-3% Cu (in wt.%) were mechanically alloyed by steel-ball milling processing. The mechanical alloying characteristics were investigated using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy techniques. It was explored that mechanical alloying started with the formation of phases from pure elemental powders, and this was followed by mechanical milling-induced phase transformation. During mechanical alloying, phases stable at the higher temperatures formed at the near room temperature of milling. Nano-structure Zn-Al-based alloys were produced by mechanical alloying.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-583
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fuer Metallkunde/Materials Research and Advanced Techniques
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Mechanical alloying
  • Stress-induced phase transformation
  • Tensile deformation
  • Zn-Al alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys


Dive into the research topics of 'Characteristics of mechanical alloying of Zn-Al-based alloys'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this