Grain refinement by AlN particles in Mg-Al based alloys

Fu, H.M., Zhang, M.X., Qiu, D., Kelly, P.M. and Taylor, J.A. (2009) Grain refinement by AlN particles in Mg-Al based alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 478 1-2: 809-812. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2008.12.029

Author Fu, H.M.
Zhang, M.X.
Qiu, D.
Kelly, P.M.
Taylor, J.A.
Title Grain refinement by AlN particles in Mg-Al based alloys
Journal name Journal of Alloys and Compounds   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0925-8388
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jallcom.2008.12.029
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 478
Issue 1-2
Start page 809
End page 812
Total pages 4
Editor Buschow, K.H.J.
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Language eng
Subject C1
861203 Metal Castings
091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Abstract AlN has been identified as a potential grain refiner for magnesium alloys using the edge-to-edge matching calculations. Experimental results indicate that the maximum grain refining efficiency of AlN in Mg-Al alloys occurs in samples cast from a melt temperature of 765 degrees C. Under these conditions, an addition of 0.5 wt% AlN reduces the grain size of Mg-3 wt% Al alloy from 450 to 120 mu m. No further reduction is observed when more AlN is added to the melt. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Metals and alloys
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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