Effect of substituted aluminum in magnesium tension twin

K. N. Solanki, A. Moitra, M. Bhatia

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2 Scopus citations


Atomistic simulations are performed in order to study the Aluminum substitution effect on Magnesium twinning mechanism. Multiple twin boundaries are found in pure Mg single crystal under tensile loading condition along (1012) crystallographic direction. However, no twinning has occurred under compression loading. A1 substitution has been done for 2, 5, 7, and 10% doping. For 2 and 5% A1 substitution, number of twins increase when the system is monitored under tensile loading. On the other hand, for 7 and 10% A1 doping under tensile loading, no twin has been found. We found that dislocation-twin and dislocation-dislocation interaction are majorly responsible for this behavior and it is important that which one is prevalent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2011 - Held During TMS 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781118029367
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventMagnesium Technology 2011 - TMS 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2011Mar 3 2011

Publication series

NameMagnesium Technology
ISSN (Print)1545-4150


OtherMagnesium Technology 2011 - TMS 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Single crystal
  • Twin nucleation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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