Effect of static electropulsing on microstructure and elongation of a Zn-Al alloy (ZA22)

Yaohua Zhu, Suet To, Xianming Liu, Guoliang Hu

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The effects of static electropulsing on the phase transformations and elongation of a cold-deformed Zn-Al based alloy wire (ZA22) were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) techniques. Based on the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) determined lattice parameters of the phases involved, the electropulsing induced circular phase transformations were detected in the alloys using EBSD, which were never reported in any thermal and thermomechanical treated alloys. An adequate static electropulsing favored improving the identities of dislocation and microstructures (including the precipitation of the second phase, the residual stress, etc.), which resulted in enhancement of the plastic elongation of the alloy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1933-1940
Number of pages8
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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