Enhanced age-hardening response of Mg-Zn alloys via Co additions

J. Geng, X. Gao, X. Y. Fang, J. F. Nie

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Abstract

The addition of Co to a Mg-8 wt.% Zn alloy allows the use of a much higher solution treatment temperature that can lead to higher concentrations of Zn atoms and vacancies in Mg grains of the solution-treated samples, which upon subsequent ageing can significantly increase precipitate number density and age-hardening response. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Magnesium alloys
  • Precipitation
  • Age-hardening response
  • Microstructure

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