Excellent mechanical properties of an ultrafine-grained quasicrystalline strengthened magnesium alloy with multi-modal microstructure

Hua Huang, Guangyin Yuan, Chunlin Chen, Wenjiang Ding, Zhongchang Wang

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    Abstract

    In this study, we have developed an excellent mechanical properties of an ultrafine-grained quasicrystalline strengthened magnesium alloys by conventional extruding as-casted Mg-1.5Zn-0.25Gd (at%) ingot at 373 K with an extrusion ratio of about 9:1. After extrusion, multi-modal microstructure was formed, i.e. exhibited large deformed grains surrounded by fine dynamical recrystallization grains and the mean grain sizes smaller than 1 μm. The extruded sample shows excellent tensile properties at ambient temperature with ultimate tensile strength of 417 MPa, 0.2% proof stress of 395 MPa and elongation to failure of 8.3%. The notable improvement in strength mainly attributed to the grain refinement, dense distribution of the fine precipitates inside the fine dynamical recrystallization grains and the high intensity of typical basal texture.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)181-184
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Letters
    Volume107
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Magnesium
    • Mechanical properties
    • Microstructure
    • Quasicrystalline
    • Recrystallization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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