Microstructural evolution in an aluminum solid solution alloy processed by ECAP

Cheng Xu, Zenji Horita, Terence G. Langdon

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    Samples of an Al-1% Mg solid solution alloy were processed by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) at room temperature for totals of 1-12 passes and the microstructures of the processed samples were examined using orientation imaging microscopy. The results demonstrate the alloy achieves a reasonably stable microstructure after 6 passes through the ECAP die with an ultimate equilibrium grain size of ∼700. nm. Measurements show both the fraction of high-angle boundaries and the average boundary misorientation increase with increasing numbers of passes up to 6 passes but thereafter there is only a minor additional increase up to 12 passes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6059-6065
    Number of pages7
    JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Materials Science
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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