In this work, Mg-7.5Al-0.8Zn alloy with super-high tensile strength are fabricated by rapidly solidified powder metallurgy (RS/PM) and low temperature extrusion technology. By reducing extrusion temperature from 340 to 170°C, the α-Mg grains are significantly refined and numerous nanoscale β-Mg17Al12 particles are obtained. The RS/PM alloy extruded at 170°C possesses the lowest grain size of ≈550nm. The nanoscale β-phase particles stimulate the nucleation of dynamically recrystallized (DRXed) grains and restrain the growth of DRXed grains. The RS/PM alloy extruded at 170°C exhibits mechanical properties with a tensile yield strength of 448MPa, an ultimate tensile strength of 480 Mpa, and a microhardness of 137 HV. These excellent mechanical properties result from low temperature extrusion are mainly attributed to the ultra-fine DRXed grains and the high-density dislocations and subgrains.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics