Superplasticity-Like Behavior, Microstructures and Deformation Mechanism Map in Superlight Mg-6Li-3Zn Alloy
Mg-6Li-3Zn alloy sheets were prepared by melting and casting, and heavy rolling with a total reduction of 94%. The high-temperature mechanical behavior, microstructures and deformation mechanisms were investigated. The maximum elongation to failure of 300% was demonstrated at 623K and an initial strain rate of 1.67×10-3s-1. Observations by optical microscope, transmission electron microscope reveal that significant dynamic recrystallization and grain refinement occurred in banded grains at 573K and an initial strain rate of 1.67×10-3s-1, under which the subgrain contour was ambiguous and dislocation distribution was relatively uniform. It is shown by newly constructed deformation mechanism map that the high-temperature deformation mechanism in Mg-6Li-3Zn alloy sheet with banded grains at 573K and an initial strain rate of 1.67×10-3 s-1 is dislocation viscous glide controlled by lattice diffusion, the stress exponent is 3 (strain rate sensitivity exponent 0.33) and deformation activation energy is 134.8 kJ mol-1, which is the same as the lattice diffusion activation energy of magnesium.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
F. R. Cao et al., "Superplasticity-Like Behavior, Microstructures and Deformation Mechanism Map in Superlight Mg-6Li-3Zn Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 2504-2510, 2011