On the electronic stability of the Al-Mg-Si age-hardened alloys

A. Kerr, L. M. Watson, A. Szasz, H. Muller, H. Kirchmayr

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The electronic stability of Al-1%Mg2Si(Fe) after various age-hardening treatments is investigated. After studying the Al L2,3 soft X-ray emission spectra and comparing these to a DTA scan of the alloy, we conclude there is a correlation between the age-hardening process and the electronic state of the alloy. We believe that this correlation is of general applicability and should help focus attention on the interdependence of the thermal stability and electronic structure of the metastable alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285-1292
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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