Grain boundary imaging, gallium diffusion and the fracture behavior of Al-Zn Alloy - An in situ study

Phase contrast radiology using unmonochromatic synchrotron X-ray successfully imaged the grain boundaries of Al and AlZn alloy without contrast agent. Combining the high penetration of X-ray and the possibility of 3D reconstruction by tomorgraphy or stereography method, this approach can be very used for nondestructive characterization of polycrystalline materials. By examine the images with 3D perspective, we were able locate the observed void-like defects which lies exclusively on the grain boundary and identify their origin from last stage of the rolling process. We studied the Ga Liquid metal diffusion in the AlZn alloy, under different temperature and stress conditions. High resolution images, similar to2 mum, of Ga liquid metal diffusion in AlZn were obtained in real time and diffusion paths alone grain boundaries and surfaces were clearly identified. Embrittled AlZn responses to the tensile stress and fractures in a drastic different manner than the pure AlZn. These results, although very much expected from the known weakening effect of the liquid metal embrittlement demonstrated, however, that this particular radiology method is fully capable of dynamic study in the micrometer scale. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 199, 457-463
Acad Sinica, Inst Phys, Taipei 11529, Taiwan. China Steel Corp, Kaohsiung 81233, Taiwan. Pohang Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Mat Sci, Pohang 790784, South Korea. Tatung Inst Technol, Dept Mat Engn, Taipei 104, Taiwan. Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Inst Phys Appl, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. Tsai, WL, Acad Sinica, Inst Phys, Acad Rd,Sec 2,Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan.
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