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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 1237–1240 | Cite as

Microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg–8Li–(0–3)Ce alloys

  • M. L. Zhang
  • R. Z. WuEmail author
  • T. Wang
Article

Abstract

Mg–8Li–(0–3)Ce alloys were prepared with a vacuum melting method. The microstructure and mechanical properties of these alloys were studied. It is found that addition of Ce obviously refines the grain size of the alloy and leads to the formation of intermetallic compound (Mg12Ce). Extrusion and rolling processes lead to the improvement of mechanical properties. The alloys after extrusion have better mechanical properties than those after rolling.

Keywords

Eutectic Composition Elongation Percentage Refining Effect Structural Metallic Material Solid Solution Content 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The work was supported by the project of National Hi-Tech Research Development Program of China (2006AA03Z510) and the project of Harbin Science and Technology Innovative Talents (2007RFQXG032).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials & Surface Technology, Ministry of EducationHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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