Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

, Volume 72, Issue 10, pp 2893–2899 | Cite as

Effect of Hot Extrusion on the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Corrosion Behavior of Mg–11Li–3Al–2Zn–1.5Nd–0.2Zr Alloy

  • Xue Lei
  • Richu Wang
  • Chaoqun Peng
  • Yan Feng
  • Yuehua SunEmail author
Technical Paper


The microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion behavior of Mg–11Li–3Al–2Zn–1.5Nd–0.2Zr alloy before and after hot extrusion were studied. The results show that both as-homogenized and as-extruded alloys consist of β-Li, AlLi, MgLi2Al, and NdAl3 phases. The ultimate tensile strength and elongation of as-extruded alloy are 149.86 MPa and 42.33%, respectively, which are higher than those of as-homogenized alloy (132.99 MPa and 19%). The as-extruded alloy shows a better corrosion resistance with a lower hydrogen evolution rate and a higher charge transfer resistance. The improvement of mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of Mg–11Li–3Al–2Zn–1.5Nd–0.2Zr alloy after hot extrusion are as a result of the grain refinement and the uniform distribution of crumbled intermetallic phases.


Mg–Li alloy Hot extrusion Grain refinement Microstructure Mechanical properties Corrosion behavior 



This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Central South University (No. 2017zzts005) and the Open-End Fund for the Valuable and Precision Instruments of Central South University (No. CSUZC201814).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xue Lei
    • 1
  • Richu Wang
    • 1
  • Chaoqun Peng
    • 1
  • Yan Feng
    • 1
  • Yuehua Sun
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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