Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5556–5558 | Cite as

Effects of YAl2 particulates on microstructure and mechanical properties of β-Mg–Li alloy

  • G. X. LuoEmail author
  • G. Q. Wu
  • S. J. Wang
  • R. H. Li
  • Z. Huang


A new β-Mg-12 wt%Li matrix composite reinforced with 15 wt%YAl2 particulates is produced. Microstructures and mechanical properties of the YAl2p/β-Mg-Li composite were investigated. The results show that a clean interface is formed between YAl2 particulate and magnesium-lithium matrix; YAl2 particulates are dispersively distributed in Mg-12 wt%Li alloy matrix; and mechanical properties of the β-Mg-Li alloy are effectively improved by the addition of YAl2 particulates.


Shear Strength Creep Strength Brinell Hardness Compression Yield Strength Clean Interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. X. Luo
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. Q. Wu
    • 1
  • S. J. Wang
    • 1
  • R. H. Li
    • 1
  • Z. Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringBeijing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsBeijingP.R. China

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