|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Technology 2017
||Understanding on the Role of Rare earth Elements in Activation of <c+a> Slip in Magnesium: An Atomistic Approach
||Hyo-Sun Jang, Ki-Hyun Kim, Nack Joon Kim, Byeong-Joo Lee
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The effect of Li addition on the slip behavior of Mg has been investigated using a molecular dynamics simulation. Based on a previous study on Mg-Y alloys concluding that a reduction of the anisotropy in critical resolved shear stress (CRSS) among difference slip systems activates the <c + a> slip, the effect of Li, an element known to improve the room temperature ductility of Mg is chosen as an alloying element to examine the robustness of the above-mentioned conclusion. It is found that Li increases the CRSS of the basal slip more than that of the non-basal slip, reducing the difference in the CRSS among different slip systems. The reduced anisotropy in CRSS is believed to activate the non-basal <c+a> slip and eventually improve ductility in Mg-Li alloys. This understanding can be further extended into an alloy design of more cost-effective Mg alloys with improved room temperature formability.