Structural evolution in a continuously cast eutectoid Zn-Al-based alloy

Y. H. Zhu, J. Hinojosa, Tai Man Yue, Wing Bun Lee

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The microstructure and ageing characteristics of a continuously cast eutectoid Zn-Al-based alloy were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) techniques. It was found that the layer microstructure of the continuously cast Zn-Al-based alloy consisted of a decomposed β′sphase at the surface of the cast ingot, an intermediate region with a cellular structure and the typical dendritic structure in the central part of the ingot. Two stages of phase decomposition were detected during ageing at 170 °C.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Characterization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • Continuously casting
  • Microstructural changes
  • Phase decomposition
  • Zn-Al alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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