Periodic Solute Segregation in Fully Coherent Twin Boundaries in Mg Alloys
by Prof. Jianfeng Nie
Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
报告时间：2013.10.25 上午 9:30
The formability and mechanical properties of many engineering alloys are intimately related to the formation and growth of twins. Understanding the structure and chemistry of twin boundaries at the atomic scale is crucial if we are to properly tailor twins to achieve a new range of desired properties. In this presentation we will report an unusual phenomenon in magnesium alloys until now thought unlikely: the equilibrium segregation of randomly distributed solute atoms into patterns within fully coherent terraces of deformation twin boundaries. This ordered segregation of solute atoms provides a pinning effect for twin boundaries, leading to a concomitant but unusual situation in which annealing strengthens rather than weakens these alloys. The findings point to a platform for engineering nano-twinned structures through solute atoms. This may lead to new alloy compositions and thermomechanical processes.