Amorphous magnesium sheet produced by twin roll casting

Daniel East, Michael Kellam, Mark A. Gibson, Aaron Seeber, Daniel Liang, Jian Feng Nie

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Sheets of a Mg60Cu29Gd11 alloy were produced by twin roll casting with all operational variables, except roll speed, being kept constant. As a function of the roll speed, the structure of the as-cast sheet changed from being crystalline to fully amorphous and then back to crystalline. Through careful selection of the casting speed that is suitable for the selected alloy system and with which the exit temperature of the sheet remains within the supercooled liquid region, a malleable sheet with no surface defects is produced. This work shows that twin roll sheet casting is a viable process for the production of magnesium-based bulk amorphous sheet in a continuous manner and on an industrial scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICM7
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2010
EventPacific Rim International Congress on Advanced Materials and Processing 2010 - Cairns Qld Australia, Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2 Aug 20106 Aug 2010
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


ConferencePacific Rim International Congress on Advanced Materials and Processing 2010
Abbreviated titlePRICM-7


  • Bulk metallic glasses
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Twin roll casting

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