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Title: Effects of rolling temperature and subsequent annealing on mechanical properties of ultrafine-grained Cu–Zn–Si alloy

The effects of rolling temperature and subsequent annealing on mechanical properties of Cu–Zn–Si alloy were investigated by using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope, electron back scattered diffraction and tensile tests. The Cu–Zn–Si alloy has been processed at cryogenic temperature (approximately 77 K) and room temperature up to different rolling strains. It has been identified that the cryorolled Cu–Zn–Si alloy samples show a higher strength compared with those room temperature rolled samples. The improved strength of cryorolled samples is resulted from grain size effect and higher densities of dislocations and deformation twins. And subsequent annealing, as a post-heat treatment, enhanced the ductility. An obvious increase in uniform elongation appears when the volume fraction of static recrystallization grains exceeds 25%. The strength–ductility combination of the annealed cryorolled samples is superior to that of annealed room temperature rolled samples, owing to the finer grains, high fractions of high angle grain boundaries and twins. - Highlights: • An increase in hardness of Cu–Zn–Si alloy is noticed during annealing process. • Thermal stability is reduced in Cu–Zn–Si alloy by cryorolling. • An obvious enhancement in UE is noticed when fraction of SRX grains exceeds 25%. • A superior strength–ductility combination is achieved in the cryorollingmore » samples.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Educational Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Nonferrous Metal Oriented Advanced Structural Materials and Manufacturing Cooperative Innovation Center, Changsha 410083 (China)
  4. State of Hawaii, Department of Health/Environmental Division, Clean Water Branch (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22476127
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Characterization; Journal Volume: 106; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANNEALING; BACKSCATTERING; COPPER COMPOUNDS; DENSITY; DISLOCATIONS; DUCTILITY; ELECTRON DIFFRACTION; ELONGATION; GRAIN BOUNDARIES; GRAIN SIZE; HARDNESS; RECRYSTALLIZATION; ROLLING; SILICON COMPOUNDS; STRAINS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; TERNARY ALLOY SYSTEMS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC COMPOUNDS