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Title: Development of novel Mg-Ni60Nb40 amorphous particle reinforced composites with enhanced hardness and compressive response
Authors: Jayalakshmi, S. 
Sahu, S.
Sankaranarayanan, S.
Gupta, S.
Gupta, M. 
Keywords: Amorphous alloy reinforcements
Mechanical properties
Mg-metal matrix composites
Microwave sintering
Structural properties
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Citation: Jayalakshmi, S., Sahu, S., Sankaranarayanan, S., Gupta, S., Gupta, M. (2014-01). Development of novel Mg-Ni60Nb40 amorphous particle reinforced composites with enhanced hardness and compressive response. Materials and Design 53 : 849-855. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Development of amorphous alloy/glassy particle reinforced light metal composites is an emerging research field. In this investigation, we have synthesized and characterized Ni60Nb40 amorphous alloy particle reinforced Mg-composites with varying volume fractions. Microwave-assisted two-directional rapid sintering technique followed by hot extrusion was used to produce these pure Mg-based composites. The structural and mechanical properties of the developed composites were investigated, and are discussed using structure-property relationship. Structural analysis indicated the retention of amorphous structure of the reinforcement in all the composites. It was found that the distribution of the reinforcement was strongly dependent on the volume fraction (Vf). The addition of Ni60Nb40 amorphous alloy particles modified the preferred crystal orientation of Mg, as was observed fromX-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The composites showed significant improvement in hardness (increment up to 120%) and compressive strength (~85% increase at 5% Vf). Comparison of mechanical properties of the developed composites with those of conventional Mg-composites having ceramic/metallic reinforcements, highlight the effectiveness of using amorphous particles as promising reinforcement materials. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Materials and Design
ISSN: 02613069
DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2013.07.022
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