EBSD of Zn-rich phases in Zn-Al-based alloys

Y. H. Zhu, Wing Bun Lee, C. F. Yeung, Tai Man Yue

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Based on microstructure characterization, electron back-scatter Kikuchi diffraction (EBSD) methodology was used on a multi-phase alloy ZnAl4Cu11 (in wt.%). Electron back-scatter Kikuchi diffraction patterns (EBSDPs) were produced from the bulk Zn-Al-based alloy specimen using solely mechanical polishing instead of mechanical and electro-polishing. Both EBSDs of the Zn-rich hexagonal close-packed structure (hcp) phases of ε and η were distinguished for the first time using pre-determined lattice parameters of these phases as the computer database for the multi-phase alloy. These two procedures were practical developments of EBSD technology in the study of crystalline orientation and phase identification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Characterization
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Crystal orientation
  • EBSD
  • Phase identification
  • Zn-Al alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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