Hot-Extruded Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Mg-Al-Sn Alloys
The microstructure of as-cast Mg-xAl-2Sn alloys consists of an α-Mg matrix, a Mg17Al12 eutectic phase and a Mg2Sn phase. In as-cast alloys, the Mg17Al12 eutectic phase was located at along grain boundaries. The eutectic phase of the extruded alloys was elongated in the extrusion direction and crushed into fine particles because of deformation during hot extrusion, and the grain size was refined with an increased Al content. The maximum values of the yield strength and tensile strength were 240 MPa and 300 MPa at 9 wt.% containing Al element, respectively.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
Y. M. Kim et al., "Hot-Extruded Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Mg-Al-Sn Alloys", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 1037-1041, 2010