Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 23–30 | Cite as

A High-Ductility Mg–Zn–Ca Magnesium Alloy

  • Teng Tu
  • Xian-Hua ChenEmail author
  • Jiao Chen
  • Chao-Yue Zhao
  • Fu-Sheng Pan


A new kind of Mg–2Zn–0.6Ca (wt%) alloy was fabricated by casting and hot extrusion as a high-ductility structural material. The extruded alloy exhibits a superior elongation of ~ 30%, yield strength of 130 MPa and ultimate tensile strength of 280 MPa along the extrusion direction at room temperature. Microstructure, texture and tensile properties of the extruded alloy were investigated in details. The remarkable improvement of ductility is ascribed to the weakened basal texture, refined grains and a small number of second phase in the alloy.


Magnesium alloy Mg–Zn–Ca High ductility Extrusion Texture 



This work was financially supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (No. 2016YFB0301100) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51571043 and 51531002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teng Tu
    • 1
  • Xian-Hua Chen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jiao Chen
    • 1
  • Chao-Yue Zhao
    • 1
  • Fu-Sheng Pan
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Materials Science and EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium AlloysChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.Chongqing Academy of Science and TechnologyChongqingChina

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