Temperature Dependence of Compressive Deformation Behavior of Mg89Zn4Y7 Extruded LPSO-Phase Alloys
Deformation mechanisms of Mg89Zn4Y7 (at.%) extruded alloy, which is mostly composed of LPSO-phase, was investigated focusing on their temperature dependence. The yield stress of as-extruded alloy showed extremely high value of ~480 MPa at RT, but it largely decreased to ~130 MPa at 300 °C. The decreasing rate of the yield stress could be significantly reduced, however, by the annealing of specimen at 400 °C, by suppressing the microyielding which is considered to occur related by the grain boundary sliding in restricted regions. The yield stress of the annealed specimens with random textures could be estimated by the Hall-Petch relationship by regarding the length of long-axis of plate-like grains as a grain size between RT and 300 °C. The yield stress of the annealed specimens maintained high values even at 200°C, but it also showed large decreases at 300 °C.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
K. Hagihara et al., "Temperature Dependence of Compressive Deformation Behavior of Mg89Zn4Y7 Extruded LPSO-Phase Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 607-610, 2010