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Title: Microstructure and mechanical properties of an Mg-3Zn- o.5Zr-5HA nanocomposite processed by ECAE
Authors: Li, J
Huang, Y
Keywords: Mg-3Zn- o.5Zr-5HA Nanocomposite;Solidification;Mg Alloy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Citation: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2014, 63 (1)
Abstract: Mg matrix composites reinforced by natural bone constituent hydroxyapatite (HA) particles have shown promising in-vitro corrosion resistance but are inconsistent in both electrochemical and mechanical performances because of severe particle segregations. The present work was carried out to investigate the feasibility of a novel technology that combines high shear solidification and equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) for fabricating Mg-HA nanocomposites. Experiments showed that the high shear solidification resulted in a fine and uniform grain structure with a globally uniform HA nanoparticles in fine clusters and the ECAE processing of the as-cast composites resulted in further grain refinement and more importantly the breakdown of nanoparticle aggregates, leading to the formation of a dispersion of true nanoparticles in the Mg alloy matrix with improved mechanical properties. This paper describes mainly the microstructural features and mechanical performance of Mg-3Zn-0.5Zr-xHA (x 1, 3, 5, 10) nanocomposites, in which the HA was in spherical shape with an average diameter of ∼20nm © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1757-8981
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