TEM observatiion of a Cu-Mg age-hardenable alloy

R. Chaim, J. Pelleg, M. Talianker

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The precipitation processes in Cu-Be, Cu-Co, Cu-Fe alloys have been thoroughly investigated; however, much less attention has been paid to studying the Cu-Mg system. In this work the decomposition of Cu-3.5 wt% Mg alloy during ageing was investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The microstructure of Cu-3.5 wt% Mg alloy aged at 340° C is characterized by the presence of fine dispersed coherent precipitates. On continued ageing the coherent precipitates disappear and a new transition phase with oblate octahedron morphology grows. At temperatures above 34O° C the equilibrium phase is formed by discontinuous precipitation. Ageing of Cu-3.5 wt% Mg alloy at temperatures above 450° C results in the formation of the equilibrium Cu2Mg phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1609-1612
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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