Effects of Isothermal Heating Process and Rare Earth Elements Addition on the Mechanical Properties of Semi-Solid Formed Mg-5%Zn Alloys

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Two-step isothermal heating and conventional one-step heating processes were used to produce the semi-solid slurry of Mg-5%Zn-0.5%Zr alloys with and without 1%RE. It was found that the slurry with better semi-solid characteristics could be fabricated by the two-step heating compared to the conventional process. Only the small amount of RE addition to the Mg-5%Zn- 0.5%Zr alloy was observed to reduce the solid particle size of slurry significantly and to improve the tensile strength at 150oC, probably owing to Mg-Zn-RE phase with a high thermal stability.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 544-545)

Edited by:

Hyungsun Kim, Junichi Hojo and Soo Wohn Lee

Pages:

279-282

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.544-545.279

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J. M. Kim et al., "Effects of Isothermal Heating Process and Rare Earth Elements Addition on the Mechanical Properties of Semi-Solid Formed Mg-5%Zn Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 544-545, pp. 279-282, 2007

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May 2007

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