Static electropulsing-induced phase transformations of a cold-deformed ZA27 alloy

Yaohua Zhu, Suet To, Xianming Liu, Guoliang Hu, Qing Xu

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Static electropulsing-induced phase transformations of a cold-drawn ZA27 alloy wire were studied by using x-ray diffraction, backscattered scanning electron microscopy, and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) techniques. By using EBSD, phases with close microstructure are discriminated, based on transmission electron microscopy determined lattice parameters of phases. Thus, it was quantitatively detected that electropulsing tremendously accelerated phase transformations in two stages: (i) S and T decomposed sequentially (in a way of quenching) and (ii) T and S formed via reverse decompositions (in a way of up-quenching).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1696-1701
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2011


  • Alloy
  • Electromigration
  • Phase transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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