Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Wrought Mg-4.1Li-2.5Al-1.7Zn-1Sn Alloy
An Mg-Li-Al-Zn-Sn alloy was prepared by vacuum melting. The actual content of the elements in the alloy was determined using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission mass spectrometry (ICP-AEMS). The density of the alloy was detected using Archimedes’ method. Extrusion and rolling deformation were carried out on this alloy. Its microstructures and mechanical properties were then studied with an optical microscope (OM), scanning electronic microscope (SEM), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), and tensile tester. The extruded alloy was composed of α-Mg and Mg2Sn phases and had good strength and elongation properties as well as a good comprehensive performance. After further rolling deformation, an Al-Li phase appeared due to atomic diffusion during the hot rolling process. Strain-hardening and the strengthening effect of the Al-Li phase further improved the strength of the alloy but decreased its elongation capacity.
R. Z. Wu et al., "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Wrought Mg-4.1Li-2.5Al-1.7Zn-1Sn Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 341-342, pp. 31-35, 2012