Precipitation in stretched Al-Cu-Mg alloys with reduced alloying content studied by DSC, TEM and atom probe


Gao, N., Davin, L., Wang, S., Cerezo, A. and Starink, M.J. (2002) Precipitation in stretched Al-Cu-Mg alloys with reduced alloying content studied by DSC, TEM and atom probe. In, Aluminium Alloys 2002: Their Physical and Mechanical Properties. 8th International Conference ICAA8 Switzerland, Trans Tech, 923-928. (Materials Science Forum 396-402).

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The hardening and microstructural evolution during ageing of a Al-1.2Cu-0.5Mg and a Al-1.2Cu-1.2Mg (at.%) alloy has been investigated. Artificial ageing at 150°C of stretched and naturally aged samples initially (up to about 48 h) leads to very limited further strengthening, but ageing at 190°C results a quick increase in strength. Detailed microstructural investigation using differential scanning calorimetry, transmission electron microscopy and three-dimensional atom probe demonstrated that hardening at 150ºC is mostly dominated by the formation of solute clusters with varying compositions and plate-like zones rich in copper at early stages of ageing (t<24h) and by the formation of S phase at the later stages of ageing. At higher 190ºC no zones or clusters form and the ageing is dominated by the formation of S precipitates.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN 0255-5476
ISBNs: 0878498990 (hardback)
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Keywords: dcs, atom probe, precipitation, Al-Cu-Mg alloys, gpb zone
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 18830
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:08
Publisher: Trans Tech
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18830

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