Diffusion Reactivity between Zinc Plate Layer and Nanocrystalline Surface Layer of IF Steel by Near Surface-Severe Plastic Deformation
The effect of near surface-ultrafine grain (NSUFG) layer with grain size of about 90nm on the solid reaction between Ti-added ultra-low carbon interstitial free steel sheet and electroplated zinc layer (ZP) was basically investigated at 473K and 573K, in comparison with the reactions of the coarse grains IF steel sheet (CG-IF) and the ZP. The NSUFG structure dramatically changes the reactions between ZP and IF steel, as follows; (1) the incubation times for the formation of reaction layers, pseudo-z-phase, are quite shorter for the NSUFG/ZP reactions than the CG/ZP ones, (2) in the early stage of annealing the former has the smooth interfaces of pseudo-z-phase layers but the latter has wavier ones like a stone wall, (3) the thickness of the pseudo-z-phase layer of the former is thicker than that of the latter, (4) some cracks are observed in NSUFG layers while no crack in coarse grain IF steel, and (5) the subsequent layer appears in the reaction between pseudo-z-phase and NSUFG layers former after long annealing by the blast-like break of the interface.
Masaaki Naka and Toshimi Yamane
Y. Minamino et al., "Diffusion Reactivity between Zinc Plate Layer and Nanocrystalline Surface Layer of IF Steel by Near Surface-Severe Plastic Deformation ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 502, pp. 117-122, 2005