Electropulsing-induced phase transformations and their effects on the single point diamond turning of a tempered alloy AZ91

Duo Zhang, Suet To, Yao Hua Zhu, Hao Wang, Guo Yi Tang

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The effects of electropulsing on microstructure changes and phase transformations of a tempered Mg-9Al-lZn alloy sheet were investigated by using X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The results indicate that with increasing frequency of electropulsing, precipitation and decomposition of P-phase were tremendously accelerated sequentially. The effects of electropulsing on single-point diamond turning processing were investigated by examining cutting force and surface roughness variations, and are discussed from the point of view of dislocation dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1205-1209
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Materials Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2012


  • Dislocation
  • Electropulsing
  • Mg-alloy
  • Phase transformations
  • Ultra-precision machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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