Advancements in Materials, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Oct  2018, Pages 89-99; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Nuclear Technique (PAT) Challenge (XRD & HV) Techniques for Probing Properties of Material Science (Aluminum Alloy)

, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Oct  2018, Pages 89-99.

DOI: 10.31058/

Emad A. Badawi 1* , M. A. Abdel-Rahman 1 , S. A. Aly 1 , H. Ibrahim 1 , M. Abdel-Rahman 1

1 Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Minia University, Egypt

Received: 15 August 2018; Accepted: 28 October 2018; Published: 3 December 2018

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This work aims to study the effect of deformation on the natural aging of the heat treatable 6063Al-alloy. The influence of deformation on the aged samples was established by studying the aging behavior of 3 different aged samples; one non-deformed sample, and two samples deformed at 5% and 30% degree of deformation. This study was performed using the positron annihilation technique (PAT) as non-destructive nuclear technique, which clearly distinguished and described the aging behavior at different degrees of deformation. The effect of deformation on the natural aged 6063 Al-alloy samples was also studied by Vickers micro-hardness test. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) measurements and analysis using Materials Analysis Using Diffraction (MAUD) program helped in detecting the crystallite size, micro-strain, lattice parameter, and dislocation density as a function of the natural aging time for the three different samples.


Positron Annihilation Lifetime, 6063 Al Alloy, XRD, MAUD Program, Crystallite Size, Micro-Strain, Lattice Parameter, Dislocation Density, Natural Aging, Deformation, Heat Treatable Alloys


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