|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Applications of Solidification Fundamentals
||Mechanisms of Surface Stability in Al-Zn Coated Steel
||Matthew Gear, Kazuhiro Nogita, Stuart McDonald, Dongdong Qu, David StJohn
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Thin coatings of 55%Al-Zn based alloys are frequently applied to mild steel to provide protection against corrosion. . There are economic and environmental advantages associated with minimising the thickness of these surface coatings. However, achieving a uniform thin stable coating in continuous production processes requires a deep understanding of the relationship between process variables and alloy microstructure. This research has used a variety of advanced techniques to characterise the solidification process and microstructure of the Al-Zn system. These techniques include synchrotron work for in situ observation of nucleation, X-ray fluorescence microscopy and synchrotron X-Ray diffraction for crystallographic studies.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume