Microstructures and mechanical properties of Sn-9Zn-xGa alloy

Fei Yi Hung, Truan Sheng Lui, Li Hui Chen, Ping Hui Chen

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The Sn-9Zn-xGa (x=0, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 wt.%) alloy was used to explore the room temperature tensile properties first, and the 1.5Ga specimen was selected to investigate the tensile deformation mechanism in 120°C afterwards. The results indicate that increasing the Ga content not only dispersed the needle-like Zn-rich phases, but also caused the tensile strength and hardness to increase. In addition, the Ga element was solid solution mostly in the β-Sn phases and the bar-like Zn-rich phases. After high temperature tensile testing, the tensile strength of the Sn-9Zn-xGa specimen were higher than the 9Zn specimen. Also, the solid solution effect improved the oxidative behavior of the present alloy and raised the high temperature deformed resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume345-346 I
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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