The development of a new grain refiner for magnesium alloys using the edge-to-edge model

Fu, H. M. and Qiu, D. and Zhang, M. X. and Wang, H. and Kelly, P. M. and Taylor, J. A. (2008) The development of a new grain refiner for magnesium alloys using the edge-to-edge model. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 456 (1-2). pp. 390-394. ISSN 0925-8388


A potential new grain refiner, ZnO, for magnesium alloys was identified using the edge-to-edge matching crystallographic model. The effects of various levels of ZnO additions on the grain size of pure magnesium and a Mg-Zn alloy were investigated. Experimental results show that an addition of 3 wt.% ZnO powder to pure magnesium reduces the grain size from 1100 to 410 μm. The grain size of a Mg-Zn alloy can also be decreased from 420 to 310 μm when 1 wt.% ZnO powder is added.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier B.V. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2009 16:33
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: edge-to-edge matching; grain refinement; magnesium alloys; ZnO; powder metals
Fields of Research : ?? 912 ??
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
04 Earth Sciences > 0403 Geology > 040306 Mineralogy and Crystallography
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2007.02.076

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