Indexed on: 19 Apr '18Published on: 15 Apr '18Published in: Journal of Materials Science & Technology
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2018 Source:Journal of Materials Science & Technology Author(s): Chengshuai Li, Shaodong Hu, Zhongming Ren, Yves Fautrelle, Xi Li Effect of the simultaneous application of a high static magnetic field and a low alternating electric current on the solidification structure of pure aluminum has been investigated. Results show that the refinement of the solidification structure is enhanced by the electric current under a certain magnetic field. However, when the magnetic field intensity exceeds a certain value, the refinement is impaired under a certain electric current. The observation by electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) shows the complex fields have led to the increase of the low angle boundaries with the refinement. Moreover, the application of the static gradient magnetic field is capable of modifying the distribution of the refined grains. The above results may be attributed to the formation of the cavities during the electromagnetic vibration process and the high magnetic field.