Improved ductility of aged Mg-9Al-lZn alloy strip by electropulsing treatment

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Author(s)

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

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1810-1814
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Research
Volume24
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Abstract

The effect of electropulsing treatment (EPT) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of aged Mg-9Al-lZn alloy strip was studied. EPT was found to accelerate tremendously the β phase spheroidization in the aged Mg-9Al-lZn alloy. This improved microstructure exhibits excellent mechanical properties, that is, increasing elongation to failure significantly without loss of tensile strength. The spheroidization of the β phase during EPT was attributed to the reduction of the nucleation thermodynamic barrier and enhancement of atomic diffusion. © 2009 Materials Research Society.

Citation Format(s)

Improved ductility of aged Mg-9Al-lZn alloy strip by electropulsing treatment. / Jiang, Yanbin; Tang, Guoyi; Shek, Chanhung; Zhu, Yaohua; Guan, Lei; Wang, Shaonan; Xu, Zhuohui.

In: Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 24, No. 5, 05.2009, p. 1810-1814.

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