Development of high-strength magnesium alloys via combined processes of extrusion, rolling and ageing

R. G. Li, J. F. Nie, G. J. Huang, Y. C. Xin, Q. Liu

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A remarkably high tensile yield strength of 445 MPa is obtained in a Mg-14Gd-0.5Zr (wt.%) alloy when this alloy is prepared by the combined processes of hot extrusion, cold rolling and ageing. This significant improvement in strength is associated with a denser distribution of precipitates, an intensive basal texture and a refined grain size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-953
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • Ageing
  • Cold rolling
  • Mg-Gd-Zr alloy
  • Precipitate

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