TOLLEY Alfredo Juan
Precipitation Kinetics in Al-Zn-Mg Commercial Alloys.
R. FERRAGUT; A. SOMOZA; A. TOLLEY; I. TORRIANI
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Año: 2003 vol. 131 p. 35 - 35
The precipitation kinetics of two commercial AlZnMg alloys (7005 and 7012) was studied by using different experimental techniques.The precipitation sequence was previously investigated by means of positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) and Vickersmicrohardness. The results were correlated with quantitative information obtained by high resolution and conventional transmission electronmicroscopy (HREM and CTEM) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Special attention was kept on the study of the microstructuralevolution during the early stages of artificial aging. The results are discussed in terms of the formation, growth and partial dissolution of soluteclusters or GuinierPreston zones, and nucleation and growth of Z0 precipitates.