Recrystallisation of magnesium alloys containing rare-earth elements

Nicole Ellen Stanford

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The static recrystallisation behaviour of two magnesium alloys after hot rolling have been examined. The alloys chosen for study were the conventional alloy AZ31, and an alloy containing the rare earth element Gadolinium. The recrystallisation kinetics were lower for the rare-earth alloy at low annealing temperatures, but at high annealing temperatures the kinetics were higher for the rare-earth alloy. It is suggested that this change in the comparative recrystallisation kinetics is a result of the improved mobility of the rare-earth solute at higher temperatures. This affects the recrystallisation kinetics through solute partitioning to the grain boundaries. The effect of this segregation on the recrystallisation texture is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecrystallization and Grain Growth V
EditorsMatthew Barnett
Place of PublicationPfaffikon Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783038260691
ISBN (Print)9783037856888
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 May 201310 May 2013
Conference number: 5th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2013
Abbreviated titleReX and GG 2013

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