Formation of icosahedral-hexagonal H phase nano-composites in Mg-Zn-Y alloys

Alok Singh, M. Watanabe, A. Kato, A. P. Tsai

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    A reaction is identified in formation of icosahedral phase in dilute Mg-Zn-Y alloys, involving a hexagonal phase H-Zn3MgY (a = 0.918, c = 0.95 nm). The crystallographic relationship and the interface between the H and the icosahedral phase are described. Formation of an icosahedral-H phase nano-composite in a Mg93Zn6Y alloy is shown.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)955-960
    Number of pages6
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov


    • Electron diffraction
    • Hexagonal phase
    • Magnesium alloys
    • Nano-composite
    • Quasicrystals

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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