Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of a New Biomedical Material Mg-13Li-X Alloys


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In this paper, a new biomedical Mg-Li alloy for the improvement of the comprehensive mechanical properties by micro-alloying and processing to meet the need of mechanical properties of biomedical materials. And the Mg-Li (Mg-Li-Al-Zn-Ca-Sr) alloy's processing and heat treatment were investigated in detail. The crystal texture of cast state, forged state and rolled state were observed and analyzed by OM, XRD and SEM. The mechanical properties of every stage were tested as well. The results showed that the grain size was refined obviously by the concentrating of Ca and Sr in the grain boundary. With the increase of rolling lane, the second phase's distribution was changed to a scattered state gradually from the reunion state. The tensile strength of the forged alloy was improved as well as its elongation after cold rolling and with rolled heat treatment process. The tensile strength reached 220MPa and the elongation reach 22%, which might meet the demand of cardiovascular stents mechanics.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 747-748)

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Y. C. Zhang et al., "Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of a New Biomedical Material Mg-13Li-X Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 747-748, pp. 251-256, 2013

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