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Micrograph no
845
Brief description
Microstructure of extruded tube in Magnesium alloy AZ91 in direction perpendicular to the direction of extrusion.
Keywords
aluminium Link to MATTER Glossary entry for aluminium, magnesium, zinc
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Mg-Al
Composition
Mg, Al 9.2, Zn 0.8 (wt %)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Applications
Most commercially used Mg-based alloy, characterised by good mechanical properties and resistance to corrosion.
Sample preparation
Ground and polished automatically. Etched with Kroll's reagent (immersed for 10-15s) then rinsed with water and dried with compressed air.
Technique
Optical microscope, reflected light
Length bar
50 μm
Further information
Microstructure showing regular grains with uniformly distributed precipitates of intermetallic phase Mg17Al12.
Contributor
J Adamowski
Organisation
Department of Production Engineering, Thermoenergetics and Mathematical Models, University of Genoa, Italy
Date
25/07/05
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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