Masters Theses

Abstract

"The magnesium-zirconium system has been studied to 0.8 per cent zirconium which represents the limit of solubility of zirconium in liquid magnesium at 950°C. Alloys have been prepared by two methods of alloy additions, and the results compared. Microstructural studies have been made of the alloys in the cast, extruded, and heat-treated conditions. The limit of solid solubility has been determined on the basis of resistivity and temperature coefficient of resistivity measurements, as well as by metallographic examination, with good agreement. A secondary structure resulting from precipitation of a second phase within cored regions of the alloy has been studied by both light and electron microscopy. X-ray diffraction studies of cored regions separated from the alloy give no evidence for the existence of a compound Mg2Zr which has been previously proposed"--Abstract, page 9.

Advisor(s)

Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988

Committee Member(s)

James, William Joseph
Frad, William A., 1909-1974
Lorey, G. Edwin

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1960

Pagination

101 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 100).

Rights

© 1960 Kenneth Allen Fowler, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Magnesium alloys -- Microstructure
Zirconium alloys -- Microstructure
Metals -- Heat treatment

Thesis Number

T 1255

Print OCLC #

5928771

Electronic OCLC #

957157633

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Metallurgy Commons

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