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Data and videos for ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of metal solidification under ultrasound (2018)
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Wang, B., Tan, D., Lee, T. L., Khong, J. C., Wang, F., Eskin, D., …Mi, J. (2018). Data and videos for ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of metal solidification under ultrasound. Data in Brief, 17, 837-841. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.01.110

The data presented in this article are related to the paper entitled ‘Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound’ [Wang et al., Acta Mater. 144 (2018) 505-515]. This data article pro... Read More about Data and videos for ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of metal solidification under ultrasound.

3D characterisation of the Fe-rich intermetallic phases in recycled Al alloys by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and skeletonisation (2018)
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Schlepütz, C. M., Zhao, Y., Du, W., Koe, B., Connolley, T., Irvine, S., …Mi, J. (2018). 3D characterisation of the Fe-rich intermetallic phases in recycled Al alloys by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and skeletonisation. Scripta materialia, 146, 321-326. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.12.010

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Synchrotron X-ray microtomography and skeletonisation method were used to study the true 3D network structures and morphologies of the Fe-rich intermetallic phases in recycled Al-5.0%Cu-0.6%Mn alloys with 0.5% and 1.0% Fe. It was... Read More about 3D characterisation of the Fe-rich intermetallic phases in recycled Al alloys by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and skeletonisation.

In-situ synchrotron X-ray radiography observation of primary Al2Cu intermetallic growth on fragments of aluminium oxide film (2017)
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Wang, F., Eskin, D., Connolley, T., Wang, C., Koe, B., King, A., …Mi, J. (2018). In-situ synchrotron X-ray radiography observation of primary Al2Cu intermetallic growth on fragments of aluminium oxide film. Materials letters, 213, (303-305). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2017.11.090. ISSN 0167-577X

While using synchrotron X-ray radiography for studying ultrasonic melt processing, the growth of the primary Al2Cu intermetallic phase on fragments of aluminium oxide film during solidification of a hypereutectic Al-35% Cu alloy was observed in-situ... Read More about In-situ synchrotron X-ray radiography observation of primary Al2Cu intermetallic growth on fragments of aluminium oxide film.

Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound (2017)
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Wang, B., Tan, D., Lee, T. L., Khong, J. C., Wang, F., Eskin, D., …Mi, J. (2018). Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound. Acta Materialia, 144, 505-515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.10.067

Ultrasound processing of metal alloys is an environmental friendly and promising green technology for liquid metal degassing and microstructural refinement. However many fundamental issues in this field are still not fully understood, because of the... Read More about Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound.

A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing (2017)
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Wang, F., Eskin, D., Mi, J., Wang, C., Koe, B., King, A., …Connolley, T. (2017). A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing. Acta Materialia, 141, 142-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.09.010

Using synchrotron X-ray high speed radiography, the fragmentation and refinement of pre-existing primary Al2Cu intermetallic dendrites induced by ultrasonic melt processing in a hypereutectic Al-35% Cu alloy were studied in-situ and in real time. The... Read More about A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing.

In situ observation of ultrasonic cavitation-induced fragmentation of the primary crystals formed in Al alloys (2017)
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Wang, F., Tzanakis, I., Eskin, D., Mi, J., & Connolley, T. (2017). In situ observation of ultrasonic cavitation-induced fragmentation of the primary crystals formed in Al alloys. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 39, 66-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2017.03.057

The cavitation-induced fragmentation of primary crystals formed in Al alloys were investigated for the first time by high-speed imaging using a novel experimental approach. Three representative primary crystal types, Al3Ti, Si and Al3V with different... Read More about In situ observation of ultrasonic cavitation-induced fragmentation of the primary crystals formed in Al alloys.

On the occurrence of a eutectic-type structure in solidification of Al-Zr alloys (2017)
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Wang, F., Eskin, D. G., Khvan, A. V., Starodub, K. F., Lim, J. J., Burke, M. G., …Mi, J. (2017). On the occurrence of a eutectic-type structure in solidification of Al-Zr alloys. Scripta materialia, 133, 75-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.02.027

For the first time, experimental evidence is presented for the occurrence of a eutectic reaction in dilute Al-Zr alloys solidified at cooling rates from 0.5 to 5 K/s. Particles which formed at grain boundaries during solidification were confirmed by... Read More about On the occurrence of a eutectic-type structure in solidification of Al-Zr alloys.

Numerical and physical simulation of rapid microstructural evolution of gas atomised Ni superalloy powders (2016)
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Li, Z., Grant, P. S., Zheng, L., Lee, T. L., Liu, N., Liu, Z., …Grant, P. (2017). Numerical and physical simulation of rapid microstructural evolution of gas atomised Ni superalloy powders. Materials & design, 117, 157-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.12.074

The rapid microstructural evolution of gas atomised Ni superalloy powder compacts over timescales of a few seconds was studied using a Gleeble 3500 thermomechanical simulator, finite element based numerical model and electron microscopy. The study fo... Read More about Numerical and physical simulation of rapid microstructural evolution of gas atomised Ni superalloy powders.

Design and characterisation of metallic glassy alloys of high neutron shielding capability (2016)
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Khong, J. C., Daisenberger, D., Burca, G., Kockelmann, W., Tremsin, A. S., & Mi, J. (2016). Design and characterisation of metallic glassy alloys of high neutron shielding capability. Scientific reports, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep36998

This paper reports the design, making and characterisation of a series of Fe-based bulk metallic glass alloys with the aim of achieving the combined properties of high neutron absorption capability and sufficient glass forming ability. Synchrotron X-... Read More about Design and characterisation of metallic glassy alloys of high neutron shielding capability.

A refining mechanism of primary Al3Ti intermetallic particles by ultrasonic treatment in the liquid state (2016)
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Wang, F., Eskin, D., Mi, J., Connolley, T., Lindsay, J., & Mounib, M. (2016). A refining mechanism of primary Al3Ti intermetallic particles by ultrasonic treatment in the liquid state. Acta Materialia, 116, 354-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2016.06.056

The mechanism underlying the considerable refinement of primary Al3Ti intermetallic particles induced by ultrasonic treatment (UST) in an Al-0.4 wt% Ti alloy in the fully liquid state was investigated. Scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive... Read More about A refining mechanism of primary Al3Ti intermetallic particles by ultrasonic treatment in the liquid state.

Multi-scale characterisation of the 3D microstructure of a thermally-shocked bulk metallic glass matrix composite (2016)
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Zhang, W., Bodey, A. J., Sui, T., Kockelmann, W., Rau, C., Korsunsky, A. M., & Mi, J. (2016). Multi-scale characterisation of the 3D microstructure of a thermally-shocked bulk metallic glass matrix composite. Scientific reports, 6(1), 18545-1-18545-7. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep18545

Bulk metallic glass matrix composites (BMGMCs) are a new class of metal alloys which have significantly increased ductility and impact toughness, resulting from the ductile crystalline phases distributed uniformly within the amorphous matrix. However... Read More about Multi-scale characterisation of the 3D microstructure of a thermally-shocked bulk metallic glass matrix composite.

Effect of ultrasonic melt treatment on the refinement of primary Al3Ti intermetallic in an Al–0.4Ti alloy (2015)
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Mi, J., Connolley, T., Eskin, D., & Wang, F. (2016). Effect of ultrasonic melt treatment on the refinement of primary Al3Ti intermetallic in an Al–0.4Ti alloy. Journal of Crystal Growth, 435, 24-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2015.11.034

High intensity ultrasonic melt treatment was applied to an Al–0.4 wt% Ti alloy over three selected temperature ranges: 810 to 770 °C (above liquidus), 770 to 730 °C (across liquidus), and 730 to 690 °C (below liquidus). The size and morphology of the... Read More about Effect of ultrasonic melt treatment on the refinement of primary Al3Ti intermetallic in an Al–0.4Ti alloy.

Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic pulses and characterization of the 3D microstructures under synchrotron x-ray tomography (2015)
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Manuwong, T., Zhang, W., Kazinczi, P. L., Bodey, A. J., Rau, C., & Mi, J. (2015). Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic pulses and characterization of the 3D microstructures under synchrotron x-ray tomography. Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, 46(7), 2908-2915. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-015-2874-8

A novel programmable electromagnetic pulse device was developed and used to study the solidification of Al-15 pct Cu and Al-35 pct Cu alloys. The pulsed magnetic fluxes and Lorentz forces generated inside the solidifying melts were simulated using fi... Read More about Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic pulses and characterization of the 3D microstructures under synchrotron x-ray tomography.

High speed synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the ultrasound shockwave and enhanced flow during metal solidification processes (2015)
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Tan, D., Lee, T. L., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., Fezzaa, K., & Mi, J. (2015). High speed synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the ultrasound shockwave and enhanced flow during metal solidification processes. Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, 46(7), 2851-2861. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-015-2872-x

The highly dynamic behaviour of ultrasonic bubble implosion in liquid metal, the multiphase liquid metal flow containing bubbles and particles, and the interaction between ultrasonic waves and semisolid phases during solidification of metal were stud... Read More about High speed synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the ultrasound shockwave and enhanced flow during metal solidification processes.

Characterization of the residual stresses in spray-formed steels using neutron diffraction (2015)
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Lee, T. L., Mi, J., Zhao, S. L., Fan, J. F., Zhang, S. Y., Kabra, S., & Grant, P. S. (2015). Characterization of the residual stresses in spray-formed steels using neutron diffraction. Scripta materialia, 100, 82-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2014.12.019

Neutron diffraction was used to characterize the residual stresses in an as-sprayed tube-shaped steel preform. The measured residual stress distributions were compared with those simulated using finite element method by taking into account the effect... Read More about Characterization of the residual stresses in spray-formed steels using neutron diffraction.

In situ synchrotron x-ray study of ultrasound cavitation and its effect on solidification microstructures (2014)
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Mi, J., Tan, D., & Lee, T. L. (2015). In situ synchrotron x-ray study of ultrasound cavitation and its effect on solidification microstructures. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 46(4), 1615-1619. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-014-0256-z

Considerable progress has been made in studying the mechanism and effectiveness of using ultrasound waves to manipulate the solidification microstructures of metallic alloys. However, uncertainties remain in both the underlying physics of how microst... Read More about In situ synchrotron x-ray study of ultrasound cavitation and its effect on solidification microstructures.

The onset of plasticity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass (2014)
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Huang, Y., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., & Mi, J. (2014). The onset of plasticity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass. International Journal of Plasticity, 60, 87-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2014.05.003

The deformation behaviors of a Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glassy alloy under step-controlled tensile loads have been studied in situ and systematically using scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction. A circular h... Read More about The onset of plasticity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass.

The effect of cooling rate on the wear performance of a ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass (2014)
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Huang, Y., Fan, H., Wang, D., Sun, Y., Liu, F., Shen, J., …Mi, J. (2014). The effect of cooling rate on the wear performance of a ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass. Materials and Design, 58, 284-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.01.067

In the present work, the local atomic ordering and the wear performance of ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass (BMG) samples with different diameters have been studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) plus autocorrelation function analysis, and... Read More about The effect of cooling rate on the wear performance of a ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass.

Understanding the deformation mechanism of individual phases of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite using in situ diffraction and imaging methods (2014)
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Huang, Y., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., & Mi, J. (2014). Understanding the deformation mechanism of individual phases of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite using in situ diffraction and imaging methods. Applied physics letters, 104(3), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4863095

The plasticity of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass composite consisting of glassy matrix and crystalline dendritic phase was studied in-situ under identical tensile loading conditions using scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffracti... Read More about Understanding the deformation mechanism of individual phases of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite using in situ diffraction and imaging methods.

Phase field study of the tip operating state of a freely growing dendrite against convection using a novel parallel multigrid approach (2013)
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Guo, Z., Mi, J., Xiong, S., & Grant, P. (2014). Phase field study of the tip operating state of a freely growing dendrite against convection using a novel parallel multigrid approach. Journal of Computational Physics, 257(A), (278-297). doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2013.10.004. ISSN 0021-9991

Alloy dendrite growth during solidification with coupled thermal-solute-convection fields has been studied by phase field modeling and simulation. The coupled transport equations were solved using a novel parallel-multigrid numerical approach with hi... Read More about Phase field study of the tip operating state of a freely growing dendrite against convection using a novel parallel multigrid approach.