4. Phase Formation, Precipitation and Strengthening Mechanisms in Mg-Zn-Sn Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. S. Cohen1,
  2. G.R. Goren-Muginstein1,
  3. S. Avraham1,
  4. G. Dehm2 and
  5. M. Bamberger1

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch4

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Cohen, S., Goren-Muginstein, G.R., Avraham, S., Dehm, G. and Bamberger, M. (2003) Phase Formation, Precipitation and Strengthening Mechanisms in Mg-Zn-Sn Alloys, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch4

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Material Eng., Technion IIT, Haifa 3200 ISRAEL

  2. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, GERMANY

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • Mg-Zn-Sn alloys;
  • phase formation;
  • precipitation mechanism;
  • strengthening mechanism

Summary

In recent years there has been a major effort to produce new magnesium alloys that exhibit good mechanical properties, stable microstructure at high temperatures and good castability. The most widely used Mg alloy is AZ91, in which Al is the major alloying element.