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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 15, pp 6371–6376 | Cite as

The potential of consolidated nano/sub-micron AZ31 magnesium alloy to become a new structural material

  • Eli AghionEmail author
  • Amir Arnon
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Abstract

Consolidated nano/sub-micron AZ31 Mg alloy is a new structural material that combines nano-scale grains with a size of up to 100 nm and sub-micron grains with a size of up to 300 nm. Inherently, this new material should have significantly improved strength, making it a potential candidate for special applications requiring increased specific strength.

The present paper evaluates the properties of nano/sub-micron AZ31 Mg alloy in terms of mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. The obtained properties are explained and associated with the micro-structure of the alloy. In addition, the nano/sub-micron structural alloy was compared to conventional extruded alloy with the same composition in order to distinguish the main differences between the two alloys.

Keywords

Magnesium Alloy Mechanical Alloy AZ31 Alloy Immersion Test AZ31 Magnesium Alloy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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