In-situ synthesis of AlN/Mg-Al composites with high strength and high plasticity

Changlin Yang, Bin Zhang, Dongchen Zhao, Xinlin Li, Tongguang Zhai, Qingyou Han, Feng Liu

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An in-situ AlN/Mg composite was synthesized by bubbling nitrogen gas into a molten Mg-Al alloy. The thermodynamic analyses of the nitridation reaction in the Mg-Al alloy melt show that AlN as a desirable reinforcement phase can be formed stably in the Mg-Al alloys. Then the higher ultimate tensile strengths (200–230 MPa) and the higher fracture elongations (16–47%) were obtained in the AlN/Mg-9Al permanent mold casting composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-632
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
StatePublished - 2017

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  • AlN
  • Composite materials
  • In situ
  • Mg-Al alloy
  • Reinforcement phase
  • Tensile property

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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