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Magnesium-Al90Y10 Metastable Composites: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties

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It is well known that metal based metastable/amorphous powders exhibit excellent mechanical properties such as high elastic limit and high tensile and compression strengths. Taking advantages of the properties of these powders, strong magnesium composites can be developed. Accordingly, in this investigation, metastable Al90Y10 powder containing magnesium composites were fabricated using powder metallurgy method including microwave assisted sintering and hot extrusion. Different characterization such as density measurement, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimeter, microhardness, tensile and compression tests as well as microstructural investigation were carried out. The inter-relationship between microstructure and properties are presented and discussed. Results suggest that the developed composites exhibit superior strength levels and are promising for strength based engineering applications.

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Author(s): Nguyen QB, Seetharaman S, Wong WLE, Gupta M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 10th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 858-864

Acceptance date: 11/10/2015