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S Pogatscher, E. Kozeschnik, H. Antrekowitsch, M. Werinos, Ssa Gerstl, Jf Löffler, P.J. Uggowitzer:
"Process-controlled suppression of natural aging in an Al-Mg-Si alloy";
Scripta Materialia, 89 (2014), 53 - 56.

English abstract:
In this study natural aging of an Al-Mg-Si alloy was investigated using various quenching processes. Atom probe tomography and electrical resistivity measurements reveal that solute clustering during natural aging can be suppressed by interrupting quenching for 120 s at 160 degrees C. This phenomenon is elucidated by simulating the excess vacancy annihilation. Reduced frozen-in excess vacancy concentration after the interrupted quenching can explain this experimentally observed suppression of natural aging. (C) 2014 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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