Precipitation Effects in Mg-Zn Alloys Studied by Positron Annihilation and Hardness Testing
P. Hruška, J. Čížek, M. Vlček, O. Melikhova and I. Procházka
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, V Holešovičkách 2, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
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In the present work positron annihilation spectroscopy combined with Vickers hardness testing were employed in order to investigate precipitation effects in Mg-Zn alloys. It was found that incoherent precipitates of a metastable Zn-rich phase formed in the samples isochronally annealed above 200°C cause hardening of the alloy.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.125.718
PACS numbers: 78.70.Bj, 61.72.J-