Microstructural changes at the ultra-precision machined surface of Zn-Al based alloy

Suet To, Y. H. Zhu, Wing Bun Lee

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Using X-ray diffraction and back-scattered electron microscopy techniques, microstructural changes and phase decomposition at the ultra-precision machined surface of a Zn-Al based alloy were studied. The effects of the depth of cut on the microstructural changes were discussed in relation to the creep deformation, and the milling-induced microstructural changes. Structural evolution of the chip from the machining was studied in order to understand the ultra-precision machining induced phase decomposition. The effect of ultra-precision machining on the hardness of the surface of the alloy specimen was studied. KG.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Materials Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008


  • Microstructure
  • Milling
  • Phase decomposition
  • Ultra-precision machining
  • Zn-Al alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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