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Grain Refinement during Rapid Solidification of Aluminum–Zirconium Alloys Using Electrospark Deposition
Mathieu BrochuGilberto Portillo
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2013 Volume 54 Issue 6 Pages 934-939

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Electrospark deposition (ESD) was applied to Al–Zr binary system in order to study the possible change of solidification structure from the stable D023 tetragonal equilibrium phases to the cubic L12, when high cooling rates and undercooling conditions are involved. The results show that a supersaturated solid solution was formed for the alloy containing 0.5 at%Zr, while a two-region layered structure was developed for the alloys with 1–1.5 at%Zr. These layers are composed of refined equiaxed grains, with a smaller particle size distribution for the region where the L12 precipitates were present.

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