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      7075 Al alloy; gas induced semi-solid; small angle X-ray scattering; precipitate coarsening.

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      The particle radii of precipitates in the gas induced semi-solid (GISS) cast 7075-T6 Al alloys, for ageing timesranging from peak ageing to over ageing, were measured by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) technique. The measuredprecipitate radii increased with ageing time and temperature, and data were well fit by the Lifshitz–Slyozov–Wagner (LSW)coarsening process along with a modified Arrhenius equation for temperature dependency. The activation energy for thecoarsening process was estimated at 1.19 eV, which is close to that of the wrought 7075 Al alloy. This energy is in the rangeof activation energies of Zn, Mg and Cu for their diffusion in Al. The precipitate coarsening rate of this alloy appears to bediffusion limited. The fine precipitates of the GISS 7075-PA Al alloy coarsened slowly at 63 nm$^3$ h$^{−1}$ rate, at the elevated200$^{\circ}$C temperature, while rapid 216 nm$^3$ h$^{−1}$ coarsening was found in the wrought 7075-T651 Al alloy.

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      N MAHATHANINWONG1 S WISUTMETHANGOON2 T CHUCHEEP1 S JANUDOM3 R CANYOOK4

      1. Faculty of Science and Industrial Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Surat Thani Campus, Muang, Surat Thani 84000, Thailand
      2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
      3. Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
      4. Department of Materials and Production of Technology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok 10800, Thailand
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