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Microstructure and texture evolution of Mg–Li alloy during rolling

Chongliang Cui, Tianlong Zhu, Tianlong Zhang, Ruizhi Wu, Sergey Betsofen, Jinghuai Zhang and Milin Zhang


This paper investigates the microstructure and texture evolution of as-rolled Mg-5Li-3Al-2Zn-1.2Y-0.8Nd. During rolling (both warm rolling and hot rolling), many twins appear in the alloy, some of which are cross-twins. Dynamic recrystallization occurs, resulting in grain refinement. With the increase of rolling reduction percentage, basal texture appears, and then finally non-basal texture appears. The non-basal texture during warm rolling begins to appear under a smaller rolling reduction percentage than that during hot rolling. When the rolling reduction is 28 %, the angles between the majority of c-axes and rolling direction are mainly about 25°. When the rolling reduction percentage is 52 %, the textures are strengthened.

* Professor Ruizhi Wu, College of Materials Science & Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong Str, Harbin, 150001, P.R. China. Tel.: +86-451-82569890, Fax: +86-451-82569890, E-mail: ,


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Received: 2013-12-16
Accepted: 2014-05-23
Published Online: 2014-11-17
Published in Print: 2014-11-10

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