Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Laser Welded Magnesium Alloys with Silver Nanoparticles

M., Ishak and Yamasaki, Kazuhiko and Maekawa, Katsuhiro (2010) Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Laser Welded Magnesium Alloys with Silver Nanoparticles. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 45 (2010). pp. 420-435. ISSN 2010-376x (print), 2010-3778 (online). (Published)

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Magnesium alloys have gained increased attention in recent years in automotive, electronics, and medical industry. This because of magnesium alloys have better properties than aluminum alloys and steels in respects of their low density and high strength to weight ratio. However, the main problems of magnesium alloy welding are the crack formation and the appearance of porosity during the solidification. This paper proposes a unique technique to weld two thin sheets of AZ31B magnesium alloy using a paste containing Ag nanoparticles. The paste containing Ag nanoparticles of 5 nm in average diameter and an organic solvent was used to coat the surface of AZ31B thin sheet. The coated sheet was heated at 100 °C for 60 s to evaporate the solvent. The dried sheet was set as a lower AZ31B sheet on the jig, and then lap fillet welding was carried out by using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser in a closed box filled with argon gas.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Laser welding; Magnesium alloys; Nanoparticles; Mechanical property
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 08:53
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 07:19
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/3866
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