Effects of grain size on compressive behaviour in ultrafine grained pure Mg processed by equal channel angular pressing at room temperature
Jizhong Li, Wei Xu, Xiaolin Wu, Hua Ding, Kenong Xia
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2011
Ultrafine-grained pure magnesium with an average grain size of 0.8 μm was produced by refining coarse-grained (980 μm) ingot by multi-pass equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) at room temperature with the application of a back pressure. The compressive deformation behaviour at room temperature depended on grain size, with deformation twinning and associated work hardening observed in coarse-grained Mg, but absent in the ultrafine grained material as decreasing grain size raised the stress for twinning above that for dislocation slip. The ultrafine grained Mg showed good plasticity with prolonged constant stress after some initial strain hardening. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
This research is partially supported by the Australian Research Council with the ARC Centre of excellence for Design in Light Metals. JL acknowledges support from the China Scholarship Council.