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Effect of substituting cerium-rich mischmetal with lanthanum on high temperature properties of die-cast Mg–Zn–Al–Ca–RE alloys
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Anyanwu، نويسنده , , Ifeanyi A and Gokan، نويسنده , , Yasuhiro and Suzuki، نويسنده , , Atsuya and Kamado، نويسنده , , Shigeharu and Kojima، نويسنده , , Yo and Takeda، نويسنده , , Suguru and Ishida، نويسنده , , Taketoshi، نويسنده ,
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Mg–Zn–Al–Ca–RE alloys have been found to be promising materials for substituting aluminum alloys used for automatic transmission case applications in the automobile industry. Particularly, Mg–0.5%Zn–6%Al–1%Ca–3%RE (ZAXE05613) alloy exhibits comparable creep resistance as ADC12 die-casting aluminum alloy that is currently used for automatic transmission case applications. Changing the rare earth (RE) content of the alloy from mischmetal to lanthanum gives a further improvement in the creep properties of the alloy. Lanthanum addition results in the crystallization of a large amount of acicular Al11RE3 (Al11La3) compound along the grain boundaries as well as across the grain boundaries and this effectively controls grain boundary sliding and dislocation motion in the vicinity of the grain boundaries. As a result, die-cast ZAXLa05613 alloy exhibits a higher creep resistance than that of ZAXE05613 alloy.
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Magnesium alloys , Die-casting , Grain boundary compounds , heat resistance
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Astroparticle Physics
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