Phase decomposition of cast alloy ZnAl11Cu3

Y. H. Zhu, C. F. Yeung, Wing Bun Lee

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Microstructure and phase transformation of a cast Zn-Al-based alloy (ZnAl11Cu3) are studied during ageing using X-ray diffraction and back-scattered scanning electron microscopy techniques. Decomposition of a zinc-rich η′s phase is observed to take place in the way of continuous precipitation. A four-phase transformation, α + → T′ + η, occurs during prolonged ageing. It is found that the phases involved in the phase transformation can be distinctly identified by using different atomic contrasts in the back-scattered scanning electron image of precipitates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1327-1330
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fuer Metallkunde/Materials Research and Advanced Techniques
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Ageing
  • Phase decomposition
  • Zn-Al alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys


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