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Texture and Lattice Strain Evolution during Tensile Loading of Mg–Zn Alloys Measured by Synchrotron Diffraction

Metals 2020, 10(1), 124; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10010124
Reviewer 1: Anonymous
Reviewer 2: Anonymous
Metals 2020, 10(1), 124; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10010124
Received: 29 November 2019 / Revised: 10 January 2020 / Accepted: 10 January 2020 / Published: 15 January 2020

Round 1

Reviewer 1 Report

It was a pleasure for me to review the manuscript “Texture and lattice strain evolution during tensile loading of Mg-Zn alloys measured by synchrotron diffraction” by X. Zhou et al.

The authors investigate the effect of Nd on the deformation of Mg-Zn alloys by in situ synchrotron-based XRD complemented by theoretical simulations. The manuscript is well-written. The results and conclusions are very clear. The use of synchrotron radiation to collect the data in in situ mode is definitely advantageous. I recommend publishing this paper in Metals journal after minor corrections.

Some suggestions:

Move Figure 1 to Supporting Information.

Correct “beam line” to “beamline”

Add some basic description of EVPSC method.

EVPSC abbreviation is already used in introduction, while it is introduced only in Section 2.3. So, use full name in introduction.

Change font size in Figures, especially those with textures. Add lower case where needed.

Author Response

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your review and nice suggestions for my manuscript.

I followed the suggestion to provide a short cover letter detailing any changes.

For the short cover, please see the attachment.

your suggestions:

Move Figure 1 to Supporting Information.

-I made the figure1 smaller, but it is still in the manuscript for understanding the measurement.

Correct “beam line” to “beamline”

-already done

Add some basic description of EVPSC method.

-already done

EVPSC abbreviation is already used in introduction, while it is introduced only in Section 2.3. So, use full name in introduction.

-already done

Best regard 

Author Response File: Author Response.pdf

Reviewer 2 Report

Zinc alloy has high plastic anisotropy due to the development of basal texture.

Therefore, zinc alloy is difficult to apply to the product.

This is one of the difficult challenges in zinc alloys.

But this paper attempted to solve this problem by adding Nd and obtained good results.

Author Response

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your review.

I followed the suggestion from reviewer to provide a short cover letter detailing any changes.

For the short cover, please see the attachment.

manuscript checked by a native English speaker.

Best regard

Author Response File: Author Response.pdf

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