Effect of electropulsing treatment on solid solution behavior of an aged Mg alloy AZ61 strip

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Author(s)

  • Yanbin Jiang
  • Guoyi Tang
  • Lei Guan
  • Shaonan Wang
  • Zhuohui Xu
  • Yaohua Zhu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2685-2691
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Research
Volume23
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Abstract

The effect of electropulsing treatment (EPT) on the solution behavior of aged Mg alloy AZ61 strip was investigated using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD). It was found that EPT accelerated tremendously the dissolution of β phase into α matrix in an aged Mg alloy AZ61 strip. The dissolution of β phase took place in less than 4 s at relatively low temperature under EPT, compared with that in conventional heat treatment. A mechanism for rapid solid solution process during EPT was proposed based on the coupling of the thermal and athermal effects. The results in this investigation indicated that EPT played an important role in the nonequilibrium microstructural evolution in the alloy. It is supposed that EPT can provide a highly efficient approach for solid solution treatment of the alloy. © 2008 Materials Research Society.

Citation Format(s)

Effect of electropulsing treatment on solid solution behavior of an aged Mg alloy AZ61 strip. / Jiang, Yanbin; Tang, Guoyi; Guan, Lei; Wang, Shaonan; Xu, Zhuohui; Shek, Chanhung; Zhu, Yaohua.

In: Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 23, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 2685-2691.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review