Morphology and chemical nanoanalysis of discontinuous precipitation in MgAl alloys-I. Regular growth

D. Duly, M. C. Cheynet, Y. Brechet

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Discontinuous precipitation in MgAl alloys has been studied both by conventional TEM (morphology) and STEM with local chemical analysis (concentration profiles). Numerous growth defects have been identified. In the case of regular growth, a detailed analysis of concentration profiles using Cahn's solution has been performed, proving the necessity to introduce three velocity scales in order to describe the overall kinetics. The thermodynamical balance of the phenomenon has been derived by applying Hillert's model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3843-3854
Number of pages12
JournalActa Metallurgica Et Materialia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes

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