Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a Mg-5Al Alloy Synthesized by Mechanical Alloying

X. Gao, J. F. Nie, M. O. Lai, L. Lu

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Mg-5wt%Al alloy has been synthesised from elemental Mg and Al powders using mechanical alloying. Micro structure of this alloy contains refined Mg grains (∼140 nm) and two types of particles: cuboidal-shaped MgO phase (fcc) and plate-shaped MgAl(O) phase (hcp). The tensile yield strength of this alloy is remarkably higher than that of die-cast Mg-5wt%Al alloy and the improved strength is associated with the significant reduction in Mg grain size and a fine-scale dispersion of particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2003
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials Processing - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2 Dec 20024 Dec 2002


  • Mechanical Alloying
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Mg Alloy
  • Microstructure

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