Growth of Nanostructure on Cu0.62Zn0.38 after SMAT during Thermal Oxidation
Commercial Cu0.62Zn0.38foil was subjected to surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT) processing. The original and SMAT Cu0.62Zn0.38 foils are thermally oxidized at 500°C under N2-5%O2 gas environments, at a pressure of 1 atm for 3 hours. The oxidized specimens were characterized with a scanning electron microscope, an X-ray diffractometer. It is found that nanosheets are easily formed on the SMAT specimen surface. The favorable formation of nanosheets relates to twin–matrix lamellae structure.
J. P. Wang et al., "Growth of Nanostructure on Cu0.62Zn0.38 after SMAT during Thermal Oxidation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 498-501, 2011