Microstructural evolution and superplasticity of rolled Mg-9Al-1Zn

T. Mohri, M. Mabuchi, M. Nakamura, T. Asahina, H. Iwasaki, T. Aizawa, K. Higashi

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Microstructural evolution and superplasticity of a Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy rolled at 673 K were investigated at 573 K and 1.5 × 10-3 s-1. The grain size of the as-rolled Mg alloy was 39.5 μm. However, the grain size of the specimen deformed to a true strain of 0.6 was 9.1 μm. The grain refinement was attributed to dynamically continuous recrystallization during an initial stage of tensile test. Stabilization of subgrain boundaries by fine particles and stimulation of continuous recrystallization by prior warm-deformation were not needed to attain dynamically continuous recrystallization in the Mg alloy. As a result of the grain refinement, the rolled Mg alloy exhibited superplastic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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