(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 Mg97
alloy. Microstructural characterization, mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of the ECAP-compacted alloys were studied. The as-cast alloy contained α-Mg and LPSO-Mg12
phase. In the as-milled powder, the LPSO phase decomposed and formed Mg24
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.
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