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Title: In situ investigation of high humidity stress corrosion cracking of 7075 aluminum alloy by three-dimensional (3D) X-ray synchrotron tomography

In situ X-ray synchrotron tomography was used to investigate the stress corrosion cracking behavior of under-aged Al–Zn–Mg–Cu alloy in moisture. The discontinuous surface cracks (crack jumps) mentioned in the literature are actually a single continuous and tortuous crack when observed in three dimension (3D). Contrary to 2D measurements made at the surface which suggest non-uniform crack growth rates, 3D measurements of the crack length led to a much more accurate measurement of crack growth rates.
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  1. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (United States). Materials Science and Engineering.
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source
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Materials Research Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2166-3831
Taylor and Francis
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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; stress corrosion cracking; X-ray tomography; moisture; aluminum alloys