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Title: HRTEM and ADF-STEM of precipitates at peak-ageing in cast A356 aluminium alloy
Authors: N. Chomsaeng
M. Haruta
T. Chairuangsri
H. Kurata
S. Isoda
M. Shiojiri
Keywords: Engineering
Materials Science
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2010
Abstract: Precipitates at peak-ageing in an A356 Al-Mg-Si alloy cast by a semi-solid process have been studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy (ADF-STEM). The major precipitate (ppt) at peak-ageing is the monoclinic β″ or pre-β″. Its orientation relationship with the fcc-Al matrix is [0 0 1]Al//[0 1 0]ppt, (0 2 0)Alover(/ /, coincide) (6 0 1)pptand (2 0 0)Alover(/ /, coincide) (over(4, ̄) 0 3)ppt, equivalent to [0 0 1]Al//[0 1 0]ppt, (over(1, ̄) 3 0)Al/ / (1 0 0)pptand (3 2 0)Al//(0 0 1)ppt. The habit direction of this precipitate is [0 0 1]Al//[0 1 0]pptforming facet planes on (over(1, ̄) 3 0)Al/ / (1 0 0)pptand (3 2 0)Al//(0 0 1)ppt, in which very good atomic matching was found. The contrast of the precipitate in ADF-STEM is reversed to the typical atomic number contrast. To understand such contrast, a dynamical simulation based on the multi-slice method was therefore performed using different atomic stacking models and successfully explain the reverse contrast of the experimental images of the precipitate. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 09258388
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