Microstructures and mechanical properties of a hot-extruded Mg−8Gd−3Yb−1.2Zn−0.5Zr (wt%) alloy

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  • Baishun Li
  • Kai Guan
  • Qiang Yang
  • Xiaodong Niu
  • Dongdong Zhang
  • Shuhui Lv
  • Fanzhi Meng
  • Yuanding Huang
  • Norbert Hort
  • Jian Meng

Microstructures and mechanical properties of a Mg−8Gd−3Yb−1.2Zn−0.5Zr (wt%) alloy have been investigated. The dominant intermetallic phases in the as-cast sample are Mg5RE (RE = Gd,Yb) phase, 14H-type long-period stacking ordered (LPSO) phase, and Mg2Zn2RE (W) phase and ordered Mg12RE phase. Furthermore, the ordered Mg12RE phase generally coexists with the W phase following an orientation relationship as [01¯1]w//[2¯30]Mg12RE, and (1¯11)w//(001)Mg12RE. After extrusion, the microstructure is consisted of un-recrystallized regions along with a small part of fine dynamically recrystallized (DRXed) regions. Simultaneously, the coarse Mg5RE, W and Mg12RE particles were disintegrated and mainly distribute at extrusion stringers while the fine LPSO plates mainly distribute in un-recrystallized regions. Moreover, amounts of nanoscale Mg5RE particles were dynamically precipitated in DXRed regions. Then, the as-extruded Mg−8Gd−3Yb−1.2Zn−0.5Zr alloy exhibits clearly higher strength than the classic rare-earth-containing magnesium alloys with comparative or even much higher rare earth content at both room temperature and high temperatures. The dominant strengthening mechanism was finally revealed as precipitation/dispersion strengthening.

ZeitschriftJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Seiten (von - bis)666-678
Anzahl der Seiten13
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 05.03.2019
Extern publiziertJa