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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