Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 131–138 | Cite as

Local structure and concentration in Al-Mn alloy electrodeposits

  • T. Takayama
  • H. Seto
  • J. Uchida
  • S. Hinotani


The structures of f.c.c. crystalline and amorphous phases coexisting in Al-Mn alloy electrodeposits containing 11–30 wt% were examined by using the grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXD) method, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (HRTEM/EDS), and the manganese K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) technique. The amorphous and f.c.c. phases were homogeneously distributed in the through-thickness direction of the electrodeposits, although the amorphous phase increased and the f.c.c. phase decreased with increasing manganese total concentration. The decrease of Mn-content in the f.c.c. crystalline phases with increasing manganese total concentration was revealed by the lattice constant measurement of the f.c.c. crystalline phase. This result was also supported by the microarea elemental analysis by HRTEM/EDS. The EXAFS result has indicated that the manganese local structures in the amorphous phases are almost identical in different manganese total concentration electrodeposits. This suggests that the Mn-content in the amorphous phases hardly changes with increasing manganese total concentration. These results have revealed that a peculiar elemental partition occurs in the amorphous and crystalline phases of Al-Mn alloy electrodeposits.


Manganese Crystalline Phasis Amorphous Phase Local Structure Elemental Partition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Takayama
    • 1
  • H. Seto
    • 1
  • J. Uchida
    • 1
  • S. Hinotani
    • 1
  1. 1.Iron and Steel Research LaboratoriesSumitomo Metal Industries LtdHyogoJapan

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