Structural evolution in films of alloy Zn70Al27Cu3(ZA27)

Y. H. Zhu, Wing Bun Lee, Z. Mei, Suet To, Y. K. Sze

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Abstract

Films of alloy ZA27 were produced using electron deposition technique. Structural evolution and phase decomposition of the films were studied. It was found that the alloy films were relatively stable because of a strong preferred crystal orientation of the nano-phases. The dependence of nano-phase stability on the Zn content and the preferred crystal orientation is discussed from point of view of Gibbs free energy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume242
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Nano-phase stability
  • Structural evolution
  • Zn-Al alloy films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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