High Resolution TEM Investigations and TDA Analysis of Zinc Alloy with Strontium Addition
K. Labisz, M. Krupiński, M. Pawlyta, K. Matus, M. Kremzer and K. Dopierała
Division of Materials Processing Technology, Management and Computer Techniques in Materials Science, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, S. Konarskiego 18A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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In this paper there are presented results of high resolution transmission electron microscope investigation concerning the structure of the Zn-Al-Si cast zinc alloy with Sr addition for crystal structure refinement after thermo-derivative analysis performed using the universal metallurgical simulator and analyzer platform. The thermo-derivative analysis allows to determine the specific points of the solidifying alloy, which is helpful for phase determination and proper heat treatment condition determination, allowing to reduce the energy costs and obtaining higher mechanical and functional properties. Using transmission electron microscopy, especially selected area diffraction method appliance it was possible to determine the phases occurring in the alloy in the state after chemical composition modification as well as after appliance of very precisely controlled cooling rate. The morphology and size of the microstructure of micro-sized eutectic was possible to determine as well the lattice parameters of the Zn α -phase. Particularly the overview will be also directed on the high resolution transmission electron microscope to achieve good insight into the structural changes on the atomic scale.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.823
PACS numbers: 68.37.Og, 81.70.Pg, 61.66.Dk