Influence of Structure and Ionic Radius on Solubility Limit in the Mg–Re Systems
The relationship between structure, ionic radius and electronegativity and solubility of the various rare-earth elements in Mg was studied. It is found that light RE(La-Sm, Eu, Yb) have more complicated phase relation with Mg but the heavy RE(Gd-Lu, Sc) have the similar crystal structure with magnesium. Also it is found that the less electronegativity difference between Mg and RE is, the more solubility limit of RE in Mg is. The fact of the RE solubility decreased in magnesium with lowering temperature suggests that there is a possibility of Mg supersaturated solid solution formation and it will decomposition during aging. According to the rule, an megnesium alloy with higher strength feature was developed. Their mechanical properties are UTS 347MPa, YTS 290MPa and elongation 12.5% at room temperature.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
J.H. Zhang et al., "Influence of Structure and Ionic Radius on Solubility Limit in the Mg–Re Systems", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 143-146, 2007