Ductility improvement of Mg-Nd-Zr cast alloy by trace addition of Zn

Penghuai Fu, Liming Peng, J. F. Nie, Haiyan Jiang, Lan Ma, L. Bourgeois

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Abstract

This paper reports a significant increase in tensile ductility in solution-treated Mg-Nd-Zr cast alloy by trace addition of 0.2wt.% Zn. The improvement is accompanied by the occurrence of wavy slip lines on the surface of fractured tensile specimens, which are caused by the activation of non-basal slips including a> and a+c> or non-basal dislocations, while these non-basal slips are hardly observed in Mg-Nd-Zr alloy without Zn addition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals Technology V
EditorsHajo Dieringa, Norbert Hort, Karl Ulrich Kainer
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages230-233
Number of pages4
Volume690
ISBN (Print)9783037851807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2011
EventInternational Light Metals Technology Conference (LMT) 2011 - Luneburg, Germany
Duration: 19 Jul 201122 Jul 2011
Conference number: 5th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume690
ISSN (Print)02555476

Conference

ConferenceInternational Light Metals Technology Conference (LMT) 2011
Abbreviated titleLMT 2011
CountryGermany
CityLuneburg
Period19/07/1122/07/11

Keywords

  • Magnesium
  • Ductility
  • Mg-Nd-Zr
  • Non-basal slip

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