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Title: As cast microstructures on the mechanical and corrosion behaviour of ZK40 modified with Gd and Nd additions
Authors: Buzolin, RH
Mohedano, M
Mendis, CL
Mingo, B
Tolnai, D
Blawert, C
Kainer, KU
Pinto, H
Hort, N
Keywords: Mg-Zn-Zr alloys;Rare earth additions;Corrosion;Mechanical properties
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Materials Science and Engineering A, 682: pp. 238 - 247, (2017)
Abstract: The microstructure of ZK40, ZK40 with 2 wt% of Nd and Gd (ZK40-2Nd and ZK40-2Gd, respectively) were investigated with optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. The mechanical properties and the corrosion behaviour were correlated with the microstructure. The 2 wt% Gd addition enhanced the ductility, while the Nd addition resulted in deterioration in mechanical properties. The corrosion behaviour was also enhanced with the addition of Gd.
ISSN: 0921-5093
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