Hardness and microstructural variation of Al-Mg-Mn-Sc-Zr alloy

Sumiha Ikeshita, Ansis Strodahs, Zineb Saghi, Kazuhiro Yamada, Pierre Burdet, Satoshi Hata, Ken ichi Ikeda, Paul A. Midgley, Kenji Kaneko

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Variations of Vickers hardness were observed in Al-Mg-Mn alloy and Al-Mg-Mn-Sc-Zr alloy at different ageing times, ranging from a peak value of 81.2 HV at 54ks down to 67.4 HV at 360ks, below the initial hardness value, 71.8 HV at 0ks for the case of Al-Mg-Mn-Sc-Zr alloy. Microstructures of samples at each ageing stage were examined carefully by transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) both in two-dimensions and three-dimensions. The presence of different types, densities, and sizes of particles were observed dispersed spherical Al3Sc1-xZrx and also block-shaped Al3Sc precipitates growing along <100>Al with facets {100} and {110} of the precipitates. TEM analysis both in two-dimensions and three-dimensions, performed on various samples, confirmed the direct correlation between the hardness and the density of Al3Sc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Cell Biology


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