2009 Volume 50 Issue 1 Pages 76-81
Excess amount of Mg was intentionally added to fabricate supersaturated ultra-fine grained Al-Mg alloy by high pressure torsion (HPT). Their microstructures and mechanical properties were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Vickers microhardness test. It was confirmed that the minimum grain size reached ∼40 nm and maximum microhardness 292 Hv at the Mg content with 30 mass%. Further increase of the amount of Mg resulted the formation of β-Al3Mg2 and decrease of microhardness.