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The effect of high-pressure torsion on the behaviour of intermetallic particles present in Al–1Mg and Al–3Mg

Crump, Jennifer, Qiao, Xiao Guang and Starink, Marco J. (2012) The effect of high-pressure torsion on the behaviour of intermetallic particles present in Al–1Mg and Al–3Mg Journal of Materials Science, 47, (4), pp. 1751-1757. (doi:10.1007/s10853-011-5955-0).

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The effect of severe plastic deformation on intermetallic particles was investigated using high-pressure torsion on an Al–1Mg–0.2Si–0.2Fe–0.3Mn alloy and an Al–3Mg–0.2Si–0.2Fe–0.3Mn (wt%) alloy. Extensive optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy was performed to analyse the intermetallic particles using image analysis software. It was found that all the intermetallic particles decreased in size with increasing strain whilst their spatial distribution was homogenised. A greater decrease in size was found for the intermetallic particles present in Al–1Mg alloy and the possible causes are discussed. Even though the strain near the centre of the sample is close to zero, refinement of intermetallic particles is substantial at this location

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e-pub ahead of print date: 28 September 2011
Published date: February 2012
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 210955
ISSN: 0022-2461
PURE UUID: 237bfe98-9303-4c3b-88b0-3ab64d461f35

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2012 14:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:44

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Author: Jennifer Crump
Author: Xiao Guang Qiao

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