Structural characteristics of β1 precipitates in Mg-Zn-based alloys

Alok Singh, A. P. Tsai

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    β1 precipitates in an Mg97Zn2.5Y0.5 alloy are shown to have a complex domain structure based on the structure of monoclinic Mg4Zn7 phase. All domains are oriented with [0 1 0]∥[0 0 0 1]Mg and one of the four planar matches with the matrix. Two of these orientations are related to two others by twinning on the (0 0 1) plane of the Mg4Zn7 phase. These orientations are brought about by crystallographic constraints from the matrix. An ordering of the domains creates a new structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)941-944
    Number of pages4
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov


    • Domain structure
    • Electron diffraction
    • Magnesium alloys
    • Precipitation
    • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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