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    • Bonding strength of Al/Mg/Al alloy tri-metallic laminates fabricated by hot rolling

      X P Zhang M J Tan T H Yang X J Xu J T Wang

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      One of major drawbacks of magnesium alloy is its low corrosion resistance, which can be improved by using an aluminized coating. In this paper, 7075 Al/Mg–12Gd–3Y–0.5Zr/7075 Al laminated composites were produced by a hot roll bonding method. The rolling temperature was determined based on the flow stresses of Mg–12Gd–3Y–0.5Zr magnesium alloy and 7075 Al alloy at elevated temperature. The bonding strength of the laminate composites and their mechanism were studied. The effects of the reduction ratio (single pass), the rolling temperature, and the subsequent annealing on the bonding strength were also investigated. It was observed that the bonding strength increased rapidly with the reduction ratio and slightly with the rolling temperature. The bonding strength increases with the annealing time until the annealing time reaches 2 h and then decreases. The mechanical bond plays a major role in the bonding strength.

    • Optimization of AZO films prepared on flexible substrates

      C C Hu T W Lu C Y Chou J T Wang H H Huang C Y Hsu

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      Transparent conductive Al2O3-doped zinc oxide (in AZO, Al2O3 content is ∼ 2 wt%) thin films are deposited on flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrates, using radio frequency (rf) magnetron sputtering. The Taguchi method with an 𝐿9 (34) orthogonal array, a signal-to-noise ratio and analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine the performance characteristics of the coating operations. Using grey relational analysis, the optimization of these deposition process parameters for AZO thin films with multiple characteristics was performed. The electrical resistivity of AZO/PET films is reduced from 2.6 × 10-2 to 5.5 × 10-3 𝛺-cm and the visible range transmittance is > 83%, using the grey relational analysis. ANOVA results for the grey relational grade indicate that rf power and working pressure are the two most influential factors. The effect of the rf power (in the range from 30 to 70 W) and the argon working pressure (in the range from 0.90 to 1.1 Pa) on the morphology and optoelectronic performance of AZO films are also investigated. An analysis of the influence of the dominant parameters in the optimal design region is helpful for adjustment of the coating parameters.

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