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Research Article

Si3N4 Nanoparticle Addition to Concentrated Magnesium Alloy AZ81: Enhanced Tensile Ductility and Compressive Strength

Table 6

Materials selected for this study.

MaterialAvailable description and/or composition
Particle size


AZ61Nominally 5.8–7.2 wt.% Al, 0.15–0.50 wt.% Mn, 0.04–1.50 wt.% Zn, 0.10 wt.% Si max, 0.05 wt.% Cu max, 0.005 wt.% Ni max, 0.005 wt.% Fe max, 0.30 wt.% others max, balance MgTokyo Magnesium Co. Ltd., Yokohama, Japan
AA1050Nominally >99.5 wt.% AlAlfa Aesar, Massachusetts, USA

Nanoparticle reinforcement

Si3N498.5+% purity15–30Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials Inc, Texas, USA

Please note that AZ61 is a magnesium alloy while AA1050 is an aluminium alloy.

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