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Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Mg composites containing nano-B4C hybridized micro-Ti particulates

Sankaranarayanan, S and Sabat, RK and Jayalakshmi, S and Suwas, S and Gupta, M (2014) Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Mg composites containing nano-B4C hybridized micro-Ti particulates. In: MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 143 (3). pp. 1178-1190.

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In this work, the microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of extruded Mg composites containing micro-Ti particulates hybridized with varying contents of nano-B4C are investigated, and compared with Mg-5.6Ti. Microstructural characterization showed the presence of uniformly distributed micro-Ti particles embedded with nano-B4C particulates that resulted in significant grain refinement. Electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) analyses of Mg-(5.6Ti + x-B4C)(BM) hybrid composites showed that the addition of hybridized particle resulted in relatively more recrystallized grains, realignment of basal planes and extension of weak basal fibre texture when compared to Mg-5.6Ti. The evaluation of mechanical properties indicated improved strength with ductility retention in Mg-(5.6Ti + x-B4C)(BM) hybrid composites. When compared to Mg-5.6Ti, the superior strength properties of the Mg-(5.6Ti + xB(4)C)(BM) hybrid composites are attributed to the presence of nano-reinforcements, the uniform distribution of the hybridized particles, better interfacial bonding between the matrix and the reinforcement particles and the matrix grain refinement achieved by nano-B4C addition. The ductility enhancement obtained in hybrid composites can be attributed to the fibre texture spread and favourable basal plane orientation achieved due to nano B4C addition. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Composite materials; Electron microscopy (SEM); Electron diffraction (electron back scattered diffraction); Mechanical properties
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 07:58
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 07:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48728

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