The Preparation and Microstructure of Semi-Solid 7075 Alloy Slurry
G.-S. Gana, B. Yanga, b Beia and H. Meia
aState Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
bInternational Centre for Materials Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, 110016, China
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A novel technique, with which in situ TiB2 particles and serpentine channels are introduced to prepare wrought aluminum alloy with higher strength, has been successfully applied to produce semi-solid 7075 alloy slurry. The effects of in situ TiB2 particles and serpentine channels on the microstructure of the 7075 alloy including the grain growth behavior in the semi-solid state of the 7075 alloy were investigated. The experimental results showed that the in situ TiB2 particles and serpentine channels are beneficial to increase the number of solidification nuclei and to promote uniform: distribution of α-Al nuclei. As a result, the semi-solid 7075 alloy slurry with globular-like grains has been successfully produced.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.122.565
PACS numbers: 81.05.Bx, 82.40.-g, 98.20.Gm