There has been growing interest in developing new materials with higher strength-to-weight ratios. Therefore, AM60 magnesium alloy reinforced with SiO2 nanoparticles was synthesized using ultrasound-casting method for the first time, in this study. We introduced 1 and 2 wt.% of SiO2 nanoparticles into the samples. Introduction of nanoparticles led to the grain size drop in MS2 (AM60 + 2 wt.% SiO2) samples. In addition, this increased the hardness of samples from 34.8 Vickers hardness (HV) in M (AM60) to 51.5 HV in MS2, and increased the compressive strength of MS2. Improvement of the mechanical properties can be attributed to a combination of Orowan, Hall-Petch and load-bearing mechanisms. However, ductility of the composites decreased with fracture strains being 0.41, 0.39 and 0.37, respectively, for samples M, MS1 and MS2. Fracture surfaces showed shear fracture in both composite samples with microcracks and a more brittle fracture in MS2.
|Titolo:||Novel AM60-SiO2 Nanocomposite Produced via Ultrasound-Assisted Casting; Production and Characterization|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/ma12233976|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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