Tensile deformation-induced phase transformation in cast Zn-Al-based alloy (ZnAl7Cu3)

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

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Tensile deformation-induced phase transformation and microstructural changes in a cast Zn-Al-based alloy (ZnAl7Cu3) were studied, using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The microstructure of the cast alloy and various parts of the tensile tested specimens were detected. Two types of precipitates (α- and T′-phases) were observed in the Zn-rich phases, η′Tand ε, respectively. External tensile stress-induced phase transformation and microstructural changes were discussed. The fracture mechanism of the tensile deformed alloy was also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1851-1858
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2003


  • A. Alloys
  • C. Scanning electron microscopy
  • C. X-ray diffraction
  • D. Crystal structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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