Microstructure Modification of Magnesium Alloys by High Current Electropulsing


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In this study, effects of high pulse current (current density :>103 A/cm2, applied time: 15 s) on microstructure of magnesium alloys were investigated. A mild steel was also employed as comparison material. Refinement of microstructure by electropulsing was observed in Mg-3B2O3 and mild steel and micro-Vickers hardness of these alloys were increased by modification of microstructure.



Edited by:

S. Itoh and K. Hokamoto




S. Tanaka et al., "Microstructure Modification of Magnesium Alloys by High Current Electropulsing", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 566, pp. 351-356, 2008

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November 2007




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