The effect of solute elements on the grain refinement of cast Zn

Liu, Zhilin, Wang, Feng, Qiu, Dong, Taylor, John A. and Zhang, Mingxing (2013) The effect of solute elements on the grain refinement of cast Zn. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 44A 9: 4025-4030. doi:10.1007/s11661-013-1861-1


Author Liu, Zhilin
Wang, Feng
Qiu, Dong
Taylor, John A.
Zhang, Mingxing
Title The effect of solute elements on the grain refinement of cast Zn
Journal name Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1073-5623
1543-1940
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11661-013-1861-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44A
Issue 9
Start page 4025
End page 4030
Total pages 6
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Subject 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
2211 Mechanics of Materials
2506 Metals and Alloys
Abstract The effect of both peritectic-forming elements (Cu and Ag) and eutectic-forming elements (Mg and Al) on the grain refinement of cast pure Zn was investigated. It is found that these four alloying elements lead to effective grain refinement of cast pure Zn, although they have different values of growth restriction factor (Q). Mg and Al seem to have better grain refining efficiency for cast pure Zn than Cu and Ag. These results raise questions regarding the mechanisms of grain refinement in Zn-based alloys, therefore further studies are required.
Formatted abstract
The effect of both peritectic-forming elements (Cu and Ag) and eutectic-forming elements (Mg and Al) on the grain refinement of cast pure Zn was investigated. It is found that these four alloying elements lead to effective grain refinement of cast pure Zn, although they have different values of growth restriction factor (Q). Mg and Al seem to have better grain refining efficiency for cast pure Zn than Cu and Ag. These results raise questions regarding the mechanisms of grain refinement in Zn-based alloys, and therefore further studies are required.
Keyword Aluminum-alloys
Magnesium alloys
Nucleant particles
Mechanism
Titanium
Potency
Model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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