Effect of Quenching on Aging Behavior of Binary Mg-Zn Alloys

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The effects of the Zn content on the aging behavior of Mg–Zn alloys was examined by means of Vickers microhardness measurements and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The hardness of Mg–Zn alloys with high Zn concentrations increased markedly on aging at 473 K. A higher maximum hardness was obtained at an earlier aging time for alloys with high Zn concentrations. The aging response of Mg–4.7mass%Zn alloy aged at 473 K and quenched in chilled water differed from that of a specimen both aged and quenched at 473 K up to the maximum hardness. HRTEM images of the monolayers on the { }Mg planes were recorded for specimens quenched in chilled water; ' and ' phases were found to exist in the maximally aged specimen. Compared with the specimen quenched in water, the number of ' phases was lower in the specimen that was both aged and quenching at 473 K. It was suggested that the difference in the aging response is related to the formation of monolayers in the early stage of aging.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 654-656)

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Edited by:

Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton

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659-662

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.654-656.659

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R. Nakanishi et al., "Effect of Quenching on Aging Behavior of Binary Mg-Zn Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 659-662, 2010

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June 2010

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