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Materials, Vol. 15, Pages 176: Investigation of Effect of Preliminary Annealing on Superplasticity of Ultrafine-Grained Conductor Aluminum Alloys Al-0.5%Mg-Sc

Materials doi: 10.3390/ma15010176

Authors:
Mikhail Gryaznov
Sergey Shotin
Aleksey Nokhrin
Vladimir Chuvil’deev
Constantine Likhnitskii
Vladimir Kopylov
Mikhail Chegurov
Nataliya Tabachkova
Iana Shadrina
Elena Smirnova
Olga Pirozhnikova

Effect of preliminary precipitation of Al3Sc particles on the characteristics of superplastic conductor Al-0.5%Mg-X%Sc (X = 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 wt.%) alloys with ultrafine-grained (UFG) microstructure has been studied. The precipitation of the Al3Sc particles took place during long-time annealing of the alloys at 300 °C. The preliminary annealing was shown to affect the superplasticity characteristics of the UFG Al-0.5%Mg-X%Sc alloys (the elongation to failure, yield stress, dynamic grain growth rate) weakly but to promote more intensive pore formation and to reduce the volume fraction of the recrystallized microstructure in the deformed and non-deformed parts of the aluminum alloy specimens. The dynamic grain growth was shown to go in the deformed specimen material nonuniformly–the maximum volume fraction of the recrystallized microstructure was observed in the regions of the localization of plastic deformation.

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