Engineering a More Efficient Zirconium Grain Refiner For Magnesium

  1. Wim H. Sillekens,
  2. Sean R. Agnew,
  3. Neale R. Neelameggham and
  4. Suveen N. Mathaudhu
  1. S. Viswanathan1,
  2. P. Saha1,
  3. D. Foley2 and
  4. K. T. Hartwig2

Published Online: 26 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118062029.ch103

Magnesium Technology 2011

Magnesium Technology 2011

How to Cite

Viswanathan, S., Saha, P., Foley, D. and Hartwig, K. T. (2011) Engineering a More Efficient Zirconium Grain Refiner For Magnesium, in Magnesium Technology 2011 (eds W. H. Sillekens, S. R. Agnew, N. R. Neelameggham and S. N. Mathaudhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118062029.ch103

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

  2. 2

    Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118029367

Online ISBN: 9781118062029

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Keywords:

  • Grain Refinement;
  • Magnesium;
  • ECAE;
  • Solidification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Previous Work

  • Approach

  • Characterization of ECAE Billet Microstructure

  • Zirconium Particle Characterization

  • Grain Refinement Experiments

  • Analysis of Grain Refinement Efficacy

  • Role of Faceted Particles

  • Engineering Efficient Grain Refiners

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments