Consolidation of blended titanium/magnesium powders by microwave processing

M. Ashraf Imam, Ralph W. Bruce, Jerry Feng, Arne W. Fliflet

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Mg-Ti alloys are attractive for structural applications because of low density and improved corrosion resistance by selective oxidation including hydrogen storage and switchable mirror applications. Titanium has a melting point (1670°C) that greatly exceeds the boiling point of magnesium (1090°C) and therefore, alloying of Mg and Ti by conventional methods is extremely difficult. Secondly, the solubility of Ti in liquid Mg is very low and it is difficult to extend solubility by rapid solidification. Physical vapor deposition by electron beam deposition and magnetron co-sputtering has been used to extend the solubility of Ti in Mg. Mechanical alloying and anvil-cell processing at extreme temperatures and pressures have also used to enforce alloying of Mg with Ti. The present paper deals with the consolidation of blended magnesium-titanium powders by microwave heating, an approach that appears highly cost effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCost-Affordable Titanium IV
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783037856772
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Consolidation
  • Mg-Ti alloy
  • Microwave processing
  • Solubility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Ashraf Imam, M., Bruce, R. W., Feng, J., & Fliflet, A. W. (2013). Consolidation of blended titanium/magnesium powders by microwave processing. In Cost-Affordable Titanium IV (pp. 73-85). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 551). Trans Tech Publications Ltd.