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


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.


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



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).


  1. 1.
    Haferkamp H, Niemeyer M, Boehem R et al (2000) Mater Sci Forum 350/351:31Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Crawford P, Barrosa R, Mendez J et al (1996) J Mater Process Technol 56:108CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Aghion E, Bronfin B (2000) Mater Sci Forum 350/351:19CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Liu T, Zhang W, Wu SD et al (2003) Mater Sci Eng A 360:345CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Dong SL, Imai T, Lim SW et al (2007) J Mater Sci 42:5296. doi: CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Wang T, Zhang ML, Wu RZ (2008) Mater Lett 62:1846CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Zdenvek D, Zuzanka T, Stanislav K (2004) J Alloys Compd 378:192CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Sivakesavam O, Prasad Y (2002) Mater Sci Eng A 323:270CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Zhang JH, Zhang DP, Tian Z et al (2008) Mater Sci Eng A 489:113CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Xiao WL, Jia SS, Wang J et al (2008) Mater Sci Eng A 474:317CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Liu B, Zhang ML, Wu RZ (2008) Mater Sci Eng A 487:347CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations