High temperature deformation behavior of Mg-Sn(-Zn) alloy

Do H. Kim, H. K. Lim, Y. K. Kim, J. S. Kyeong, W. T. Kim, D. H. Kim

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In the present study, we have investigated the high temperature deformation behavior of Mg-Sn(-Zn) based alloy systems in comparison with that of Mg-Al alloy. Compared with Mg-Al alloy, Mg-Sn alloy exhibits significantly refined grain structure and high ductility due to the presence of fine Mg2Sn particles in the α-Mg matrix, for example, 184 % at 350 °C under a strain rate of 1 × 10-3 s-1. When Zn is added to the Mg-Sn alloy, the elongation to failure remarkably increases from 184 % (Mg-Sn alloy) to 310 % under a strain rate of 1 × 10-3 s-1. Such an improvement in ductility is due to the significantly refined grain structure that results from the addition of Zn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials funded by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea, and the Global Research Laboratory Program of Korea Ministry of Science and Technology. One of the authors (W.T. Kim) thanks for a financial support from the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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