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Materials 2018, 11(9), 1678; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091678

Microstructure and Properties of Mg-Zn-Y Alloy Powder Compacted by Equal Channel Angular Pressing

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Received: 2 August 2018 / Revised: 7 September 2018 / Accepted: 10 September 2018 / Published: 11 September 2018
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Abstract

Mg97Zn1Y2 (at %) alloy with a long period stacking ordered (LPSO) phase has attracted a great deal of attention due to its excellent mechanical properties. It has been reported that this alloy could be fabricated by warm extrusion of rapid solidified alloy powders. In this study, an alternative route combining mechanical milling and equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) was selected to produce the bulk Mg97Zn1Y2 alloy. Microstructural characterization, mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of the ECAP-compacted alloys were studied. The as-cast alloy contained α-Mg and LPSO-Mg12Zn1Y1 phase. In the as-milled powder, the LPSO phase decomposed and formed Mg24Y5 phase. The ECAP-compacted alloy had identical phases to those of the as-milled sample. The compacted alloy exhibited a hardness of 120 HV and a compressive yield strength of 308 MPa, which were higher than those of the as-cast counterpart. The compacted alloy had better corrosion resistance, which was attributed to the reduced volume fraction of the secondary phase resulting in lower microgalvanic corrosion in the compacted alloy. The increase in Y content in the α-Mg matrix also contributed to the improvement of corrosion resistance. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnesium-yttrium-zinc alloy; mechanical milling; equal channel angular pressing; powder metallurgy magnesium-yttrium-zinc alloy; mechanical milling; equal channel angular pressing; powder metallurgy
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Chiu, C.; Huang, H.-M. Microstructure and Properties of Mg-Zn-Y Alloy Powder Compacted by Equal Channel Angular Pressing. Materials 2018, 11, 1678.

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