Mechanical properties of rapidly solidified Mg-Zn alloys

J. Koike, Y. Kawamura, K. Hayashi, M. Suzuki, K. Maruyama, A. Inoue

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Mg-Zn alloys were rapidly solidified and aged at 423 K. Their mechanical properties were studied at room temperature. Both hardness and tensile strength increased with increasing the Zn concentration. Aging did not show noticeable effects on mechanical properties. Vickers hardness of 100 to 200 HV was obtained for Mg- (2-20) mol% Zn alloys. Tensile tests were performed in Mg-2, 4, and 8 mol% Zn alloys and their yield stresses were found to be 261, 453, and 542 MPa, respectively. High strength may be attributed to a fine microstructure produced by rapid solidification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventProceedings of the 1st Nagaoka International Workshop on Magnesium Platform Science and Technology 2000 - Nagaoka, Jpn
Duration: 2000 Jul 272000 Jul 29


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