Ultra-precision machining induced surface structural changes of Zn-Al alloy

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

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


Ultra-precision machining was carried out on a furnace cooled (FC) eutectoid Zn-Al alloy specimen using a new technology of single point diamond turning (SPDT). Microstructural changes and phase decomposition at the surface of the ultra-precision machined alloy specimen were investigated. It was found that the ultra-precision machining induced external stress resulted in decomposition of the ε phase and crystal orientation changes of the Zn-rich phases: η and ε, at the surface of the machined FC Zn-Al alloy specimen, which were in agreement with the tensile stress induced phase transformations and crystal orientation changes in the FC Zn-Al alloy specimen.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-502
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2002


  • Phase decomposition
  • Tensile deformation
  • Ultra-precision machining
  • Zn-Al alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Ultra-precision machining induced surface structural changes of Zn-Al alloy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this