Electropulsing induced crystal orientation change and its effects on electric conductivity of nanofilms of Zn-Al alloys

Y. H. Zhu, S. Q. Jiang, D. D. Zhao, G. J. Cheng, H. W. Zhang, W. E. Lai

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Electropulsing induced preferred crystal orientation change and phase transformations in nanofilms of Zn-Al based alloys were studied by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy techniques. It was found that electropulsing affected considerably the crystal orientation of nanophases. Also, electropulsing tremendously accelerated nanophase decomposition. After electropulsing, the electric resistances of nanofilms of Zn-Al22 and Zn-Al27 reduced to 16.6 % and 18.2 %, respectively. Correlation between crystal orientation and electric conductivity of the alloy thin films is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1245
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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