Laves phases in Mg-Al-Ca alloys

Yu Zhong, Alan A. Luo, Jorge O. Sofo, Zi Kui Liu

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Recent experimental study and first-principles calculations in the literature revealed the existence of a C36 laves phase in the Mg 2Ca-Al2Ca pseudo-binary in addition to the C14-Mg 2Ca and C15-Al2Ca. In the present work, more detailed first-principles calculations were carried out for all three laves phases in the Mg-Al-Ca system. The phase relations in the ternary system were investigated by inserting the C36 phase into the ternary system and compared with experimental observations. Simulation of X-ray diffraction patterns indicates the possibility of the existence of C36 in alloys previously studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2004
EditorsA.A. Luo
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0873395689
StatePublished - 2004
EventMagnesium Technology 2004 - Charlotte, NC., United States
Duration: Mar 14 2004Mar 18 2004


OtherMagnesium Technology 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharlotte, NC.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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