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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. Trans Tech., pp. 923-928.

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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.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Series ISSN 0255-5476
Venue - Dates: 8th International Conference ICAA8, 2002-07-02 - 2002-07-05
Keywords: dcs, atom probe, precipitation, Al-Cu-Mg alloys, gpb zone


Local EPrints ID: 18830
ISBN: 0878498990
PURE UUID: 076094df-9921-43a4-903e-8e096cb3857e

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:34

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Author: N. Gao
Author: L. Davin
Author: S. Wang
Author: A. Cerezo
Author: M.J. Starink

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