Si3N4 Nanoparticle Addition to Concentrated Magnesium Alloy AZ81: Enhanced Tensile Ductility and Compressive Strength
(a) Representative SEM micrograph showing grain size in monolithic AZ81 and AZ81/Si3N4 nanocomposite. (b) Representative TEM micrograph showing the presence of individual nanoparticles (fine intermetallics inclusive) in AZ81/Si3N4 nanocomposite. Representative SAED diffraction patterns of (c) AZ81/Si3N4 nanocomposite and (d) Si3N4 nanoparticles. Linked with Table 3. (Prior to tensile/compressive testing).
(a) monolithic alloy/nanocomposite
(d) Si3N4 nanoparticles
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