Microstructures and mechanical behavior of processed Mg-Li-Zn alloy

Jian Yih Wang, Wei Pan Hong, Po Chun Hsu, Chang Chun Hsu, Shyong Lee

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Alloying lithium with magnesium makes Mg-Li the lightest metal for potential structural applications. In this paper, Mg-9% Li-1% Zn alloy was successfully cast into a 37 mm thick ingot, followed by cold rolling to 2 mm thick. This remarkable cold work ability over other typical Mg alloys is due to appearance of ductile β phase of BCC structure, even with the coexistence of brittle HCP α phase. A distinguished feature of this research is using apparatuses-XRD, SEM and TEM in identifying various kinds of phases. Three different thermo and mechanical treatments were conducted and the resulting microstructure was studied in order to understand the strengthening mechanism(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberI
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the Second Osaka International Conference on Platform Science and Technology for Advanced Magnesium Alloys 2003 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 26 Jan 200330 Jan 2003


  • Aging
  • Cold Work Ability
  • Lightest Metal
  • Mg-Li Alloy


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