A brief history of the development of grain refinement technology for cast magnesium alloys

St John, D, Cao, P, Qian, M and Easton, M 2013, 'A brief history of the development of grain refinement technology for cast magnesium alloys', in Hort N, Neelameggham NR, Aldeman M. (ed.) Magnesium Technology, San Antonio, United States, 3 - 7 March 2013, pp. 3-8.


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Title A brief history of the development of grain refinement technology for cast magnesium alloys
Author(s) St John, D
Cao, P
Qian, M
Easton, M
Year 2013
Conference name Magnesium Technology 2013 - TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Conference location San Antonio, United States
Conference dates 3 - 7 March 2013
Proceedings title Magnesium Technology
Editor(s) Hort N, Neelameggham NR, Aldeman M.
Publisher Elsevier
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Abstract Grain size control during casting is important for ensuring the best and most consistent mechanical and corrosion performance is achieved in magnesium alloy components. Also, it is important for the fabrication of wrought Mg products with desired surface quality. Industrially, this means employing grain refinement methods. The important role of grain refinement was realized in the 1930s. However, developing a good understanding of the solidification mechanisms for improved refinement technologies involved in successful refinement has been the subject of ongoing research ever since. This paper provides a brief history of developments both scientifically and industrially, and summarizes current issues related to the development of improved grain refiners.
Subjects Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Grain refinement
Magnesium
Solidification
DOI - identifier 10.1002/9781118663004.ch1
Copyright notice © Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
ISSN 1545-4150
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