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Simultaneously Improving Strength and Ductility of Magnesium using Nano-size SiC Particulates and Microwaves

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Magnesium composites containing nano-size SiC particulates were synthesized using powder metallurgy technique incorporating microwave assisted rapid sintering. Microstructural characterization revealed minimal porosity and the presence of a continuous network of nano-size SiC particulates decorating the particle boundaries of the metal matrix. Mechanical characterization revealed that the addition of nano-size SiC particulates lead to a simultaneous increase in microhardness, 0.2% yield strength, ultimate tensile strength and ductility of the matrix.

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Author(s): Wong WLE, Gupta M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Advanced Engineering Materials

Year: 2006

Volume: 8

Issue: 8

Pages: 735-740

ISSN (print): 1438-1656

ISSN (electronic): 1527-2648

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.


DOI: 10.1002/adem.200500209


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