Synchrotron Micro Tomography Reveals 3D Shape of Precipitates in Cast Magnesium Alloy

Klaus-Dieter Liss, Xavier Thibault, Huijun Li, Phil Bendeich

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Abstract

Aim of the study is to compare the morphology of inclusions in magnesium alloy, investigated by both computed micro-tomography and light microscopy. Precipitates of denser material are found. The information of the light microscopic studies alone is by far insufficient to conclude on their three-dimensional shape. In contrast, the tomography reveals the full topology in all dimensions. The described inclusions are flake-like and can extend with high aspect ration into one, two or three dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Engineering A
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Synchrotron radiation
  • computed tomography
  • light microscopy
  • metallurgy
  • magnesium

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