High Performance Mg6Zn Nanocomposites Fabricated Through Friction Stir Processing Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright 2015 by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Mg-based metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) are expected to provide significant enhancement of properties by introducing thermally stable ceramic nanoparticles into the metal matrix. However, it is extremely difficult to achieve a uniform distribution of nanoparticles in the magnesium matrix for the predicted significant property enhancement. In this study an unprecedented uniform distribution and dispersion of 6 vol.% SiC nanoparticles in Mg6Zn matrix was obtained through a novel scalable processing method that combines semi-solid mechanical mixing and solid-state friction stir processing. The resulting Mg6Zn nanocomposites exhibit tremendous hardness and strength enhancement. The results provide a viable pathway for the development and production of high performance Mg-based nanocomposites for numerous applications.

published proceedings

  • Magnesium Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, J., Cao, C., Das, S., Chen, L., Ma, C., Mishra, R. S., & Li, X.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Jiaquan||Cao, Chezheng||Das, Shamiparna||Chen, Lianyi||Ma, Chao||Mishra, Rajiv S||Li, Xiaochun

publication date

  • January 2015