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Front. Mater., 05 November 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2019.00270

In-situ Investigation of the Microstructure Evolution in Long-Period-Stacking-Ordered (LPSO) Magnesium Alloys as a Function of the Temperature

Kristián Máthis1,2*, Daria Drozdenko2,3, Gergely Németh1,2, Stefanus Harjo4, Wu Gong5, Kazuya Aizawa4, Michiaki Yamasaki3 and Yoshihito Kawamura3
  • 1Nuclear Physics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia
  • 2Department of Physics of Materials, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
  • 3Department of Materials Science, Magnesium Research Center, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
  • 4J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki, Japan
  • 5Elements Strategy Initiative for Structural Materials, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Deformation behavior of two Mg–Zn–Y magnesium alloys, having a different fraction of the long-period-stacking-ordered (LPSO) phase, has been investigated at room temperature and 200°C by a combination of in-situ neutron diffraction (ND) and acoustic emission (AE) measurements. The results indicate that the twinning in the magnesium matrix and the kinking in the LPSO phase strongly depend on the composition of the material and the testing temperature. Further, active deformation mechanisms and particularly the load transfer from the magnesium matrix to the LPSO phase define the mechanical properties of the investigated alloys.

Introduction

Wrought magnesium (Mg) alloys belong to the most promising lightweight materials in the transportation industry. However, there are many technological challenges, including tension-compression asymmetry in yielding and low formability at ambient temperature, which have to be solved for further expansion of Mg alloys usage. The rapid degradation of the mechanical properties with increasing temperature also significantly limits the application field. These issues have been addressed recently by developing Mg alloys with long-period-stacking-ordered (LPSO) phase, which is a periodic arrangement of close-packed atomic layers enriched by rear-earth elements and transition metals in the Mg lattice (Abe et al., 2011; Egusa and Abe, 2012). The presence of the LPSO phase significantly alters the deformation behavior of the material. Consequently, this class of alloys exhibits exceptional mechanical performance at room and high-temperature tests comparing to the commercial wrought Mg alloys (Inoue et al., 2001; Kawamura et al., 2001, 2006; Yamasaki et al., 2011). Owing to their higher Young modulus, the LPSO phase can bear the majority of the applied stress. Thus, the Mg-LPSO alloys behave like short-fiber-reinforced composites. Besides the dislocation slip and twinning, additional deformation mechanism, called kinking (sharp bending of the LPSO phase) is activated during the plastic deformation. All of them significantly depends both on materials parameters (volume fraction and orientation of the LPSO phase, the grain size of Mg matrix) and experimental conditions (loading direction, temperature etc.). There are numerous works investigating deformation mechanisms of such alloys at room temperature (e.g., Kishida et al., 2014; Garcés et al., 2018). Nevertheless, an in-depth understanding of deformation mechanisms (dislocation slip, kinking, and twinning) in Mg-LPSO based alloys as a function of temperature and volume fraction of the LPSO phase is still essential.

In this work, the microstructure evolution as a result of deformation behavior during uniaxial compression of two extruded Mg–Zn–Y alloy was investigated as a function of amount of the LPSO phase and the testing temperature. The neutron diffraction (ND) and concurrently recorded acoustic emission (AE) response were used to obtain detail information about active deformation mechanism in the alloys. The novelty of this work consists in comprehensive characterization of the activity of deformation twinning, kinking, and dislocation slip by a blend of in-situ methods. According to our current knowledge, this is the first ND study in the literature provided at elevated temperature on Mg-LPSO alloy. The results of the in-situ tests are completed by microstructure observation by light and scanning electron microscopy, particularly electron-backscatter diffraction (EBSD).

Experimental

Mg-3 at.% Y−1.5 at.% Zn and Mg-7 at.% Y−6 at.% Zn alloys extruded at 350°C with extrusion ratio 1:10 and ram speed of 2.5 mm/s were investigated. The volume fractions of the LPSO phase in the investigated materials are 32% (Mg-3 at.% Y−1.5 at.% Zn) and 85% (Mg-7 at.% Y−6 at.% Zn), hereafter referred as S32 and S85 alloys, respectively. Both, the initial and deformed microstructures were examined by confocal light (Lasertec C-130) and scanning electron microscopes (SEM, JEOL, and JSM-7001F) equipped with EDAX/TSL EBSD system. The specimens for the light microscopy observation were prepared by grinding and polishing down to 0.25 μm diamond paste, followed by etching in picric acid for a few seconds. For EBSD measurements the final step of the preparation specimens after polishing using 0.25 μm diamond paste was ion-milling (JEOL Cross Section Polisher SM-09010). For compression deformation tests, cylindrical specimens with a gauge length of 16 mm and diameter of 8 mm were machined along extrusion direction (ED). Loading was performed at a constant strain rate of 0.1 mm/min at room temperature (RT) and 200°C. The compression direction was parallel to ED and deformation test was terminated around 12% of strain in order to maintain the specimen's integrity. ND experiments were performed in-situ during compression using the engineering neutron diffractometer TAKUMI at Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). The specimens were fixed horizontally to a deformation rig with its axial direction at +45° to the incident neutron beam, and two detector banks are used to collect the diffracted neutron patterns at +90° and −90° relative to the incident beam, respectively. Concurrently, the AE activity was monitored by a MICRO-II AE system (Physical Acoustics Corporation) in hit-based mode, where the threshold level was set as 32 dB. A preamplifier of 60 dB and sensors: a piezoelectric PICO S/N 7549 and a S9215 high temperature sensor for room and elevated temperature tests, respectively, were used.

Results and Discussion

Initial Microstructure

The initial optical micrographs of the S32 and S85 alloys are presented in Figure 1. In both alloys the extrusion process resulted in an elongated microstructure: some non-recrystallized grains in S32 alloy and LPSO laths in both alloys are oriented parallel to ED. Nevertheless, LPSO laths are wavy and, in some cases, do not follow perfectly ED. Moreover, in the S85 alloy due to higher alloying content, i.e., higher volume fraction of a LPSO phase, LPSO laths are naturally larger comparing to one in the S32 alloy. Figure 2 presents EBSD maps for S32 and S85 alloys, including Kernel Average Misorientation (KAM) maps for entire scan area and separated orientation maps for the α-Mg and LPSO phase together with calculated texture for each fraction. The black areas in the particular maps correspond to the other phase or unclear identification of the phase by software. The KAM maps indicate high internal strain (green color) in the LPSO laths and large non-recrystallized grains (e.g., marked by the white circle in Figure 2A), while the majority of α-Mg grains are characterized by low values of KAM (blue color). Therefore, it can be concluded that α-Mg grains in both alloys are mainly recrystallized one.

FIGURE 1
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Figure 1. The initial microstructure of the S32 (A) and S85 (B) alloys obtained by confocal light microscope along and perpendicular to ED.

FIGURE 2
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Figure 2. EBSD maps for the S32 (A) and S85 (B) alloy in the as-extruded state: KAM analysis for entire map; separated orientation maps for the α-Mg and LPSO phase together with calculated texture for each fraction.

In general, both alloys are characterized by prismatic fiber texture, having basal planes oriented parallel to ED. From Figure 2A it can be seen that α-Mg grains in S32 alloy are characterized by weak texture with a distribution of intensities along the arc between the <10.0> and <11.0> poles with maximum intensity at (10.0) pole. In the case of S85 alloy, amount of α-Mg phase is dramatically reduced comparing with the S32 alloy. Therefore, presented orientation map for α-Mg grains (Figure 2B) has a rather informative character due to relatively small scan area caused by the small grain size of those grains in contrast to LPSO laths in this material. Nevertheless, those grains are characterized by rather random orientation similar to α-Mg grains in S32 alloy. The LPSO phase in both alloys is characterized by their prismatic {10.0} plane oriented perpendicular to the ED. Therefore, it can be seen that the major texture components for each phase are comparable for both investigated alloys. Thus, the effect of texture on mechanical properties in the present study is strongly linked to the volume fraction of the respective phase.

Deformation Test

The strong influence of the LPSO content and temperature on mechanical properties is obvious from Figure 3. At room temperature, the yield strength (YS) of S85 specimen is more than 30% larger (525 vs. 357 MPa) than that for S32 alloy. However, the character of the deformation curve is different. The S32 specimen exhibits an S-shape curve, characteristic for wrought alloys deformed in compression along ED, when the moderate hardening region (plateau) after the yield point is followed by a secondary hardening stage. At 200°C the value of YS decreases for both alloys (S32−305 MPa, S85−420 MPa), but the degradation of mechanical properties is moderate (10 and 15%, respectively). In both materials softening occurs above 6% of strain.

FIGURE 3
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Figure 3. True stress—true strain curves for S32 and S85 alloys tested in compression at room temperature and 200°C.

Microstructure After Deformation

The microstructure of the S32 and S85 alloys after deformation at RT and 200°C is presented in Figure 4. In the S32 alloy after RT deformation non-recrystallized grains are highly twinned (Figure 4A). The S32 alloy contains low fraction of LPSO phase, which has wavy, prolonged shape owing to the extrusion process. The kinking at room temperature in S32 alloy is less developed, and it appears mostly in form of bended LPSO laths (cf. Figure 14 in Garcés et al., 2018). This can be hardly distinguished from the initial wavy form of the LPSO phase in the presented optical micrographs. In contrast, deformation of the S85 alloy at RT is characterized by significant kinking (Figure 4B). At higher testing temperature (at 200°C) kinking has been clearly observed also in the S32 alloy (detailed SEM image in Figure 4C). Moreover, with increasing deformation temperature, besides twinning and kinking, traces of the recrystallization process is observed (Figures 4C,D). Figure 4D includes a detailed EBSD map of the S85 alloys after deformation at 200°C showing small grains with low values of KAM, i.e., the DRX phenomenon for this alloy.

FIGURE 4
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Figure 4. Microstructure of the S32 (A,C) and the S85 (B,D) specimen obtained by confocal light microscope and SEM along ED after deformation at RT and 200°C, respectively. White arrows indicate kinking, white circle—recrystallization. (C) Includes detailed SEM image of kinking observed in the S32 alloy after deformation at 200°C. (D) Includes EBSD map with KAM analysis of recrystallized grains observed in the S85 alloy after deformation at 200°C.

Acoustic Emission Testing

The acoustic emission was measured in the hit-based regime, when the raw acoustic emission signal was parametrized using a pre-set threshold level (30 dB) and hit definition time (800 μs). The evolution of the count rate (number of crossing the threshold level by signal per second) with time is plotted for the particular specimens and testing temperatures in Figure 5. The AE response follows the characteristic behavior in Mg alloys. Already in the elastic regime there is a steep increment of the AE signal and after reaching the YS, a significant drop of AE is observed. Closer analysis of the AE signal shows that it consists of large amplitude burst-type events. The “LPSO specific” feature is that the maximum of the AE count is reached far below the macroscopic yield. This behavior is characteristic for both investigated alloys and tested temperatures. It is obvious, that during RT loading maximum of AE count rate is higher for S32 alloy than that for S85 alloy. At 200°C the AE signal is weaker but the overall character of its behavior remains for both alloys.

FIGURE 5
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Figure 5. The evolution of the AE count rate with time during compression loading of the S32 and S85 alloys at RT (A,B) and at 200°C (C,D, respectively).

Neutron Diffraction Measurements

The results of the ND experiments are presented in Figure 6, where for a particular specimen and temperature the stress-strain curves, stress dependence of lattice strains both for LPSO and α-Mg phases are shown in one plot. Additionally, relative intensity changes for {10.0} Mg and {01.8} LPSO peaks are shown. The reason for the selection of these peaks is given by the relationship of (00.2)-{10.0} peak pairs with twinning in α-Mg phase (Gharghouri et al., 1999) and high intensity (i.e., good statistics) and no overlapping of {10.8} LPSO peak with other Mg peaks. In S32 specimen at RT both the Mg and LPSO phase follows the line of the ideal elastic response up to 300 MPa. Above this level, a microplasticity can be observed in Mg phase, connected most probably with the onset of the extension twinning and basal slip. At 360 MPa significant relaxation of the lattice strain in Mg phase takes place. At the same time, the intensity of the {10.0} Mg peak sharply decreases, which is a clear sign of the massive twin growth. The stress dependence of the lattice strain on the LPSO planes indicates that the majority of the applied stress is bear by the LPSO phase. The behavior of the S85 specimen at RT is quite different (Figure 6B). Above 200 MPa the LPSO phase exhibit plastic behavior, whereas the lattice strain evaluation of Mg phase is linear up to 480 MPa. In line with these findings, the intensity of the {01.8} LPSO peak decreases above 200 MPa, which can be associated with the onset of the kinking process. At the same time, the change of relative intensity for {10.0} peak is minimal comparing to that for S32 alloy and goes along with changes of intensity of the {01.8} LPSO peak. Therefore, the decrease of the relative intensity of {10.0} Mg peak in S85 alloy can be associated with kinking rather than with twinning. It is obvious, that the intensity change caused by kinking is less sharp than that due to twinning. This is given by the gradual rotation of the lattice during the kinking in contrast to the 86.3° lattice re-orientation during extension twinning.

FIGURE 6
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Figure 6. Macroscopic stress-strain curves, the axial lattice strains as a function of the applied stress and evolution of the intensity of the major diffracted peaks of the α-Mg and LPSO phase during compression loading of the S32 and S85 alloy at RT (A,B) and at 200°C (C,D, respectively).

At 200°C in S32 specimen the (micro)plasticity starts already below 100 MPa (Figure 6C), which is in good agreement with our previous results (El-Tahawy et al., 2019). The behavior of the LPSO peaks indicates temperature enhanced dislocation activity: lattice strains deviate from a linear response at lower stress comparing to RT case, what theoretically can promote kinking. Due to small amount of LPSO phase, the relative intensity of {10.8} LPSO peak does not show significant difference comparing to that at RT. At the same time, an intensity of the {10.0} Mg peak sharply decreases at yield point indicating twinning activity. Moreover, the deviation of lattice strain for LPSO and α-Mg phases from linear behavior may be affected by the recrystallization process. In the case of the S85 alloy, thermal activation also plays an important role. Gradual deviation from linearity is observed for LPSO peaks from the beginning of deformation, and for the Mg phase, a significant change for relative intensity of {10.0} peak is observed after reaching 200 MPa (Figure 6D). Similar to RT loading, deviation of relative intensity change of the {10.0} Mg peak is accompanied by changes of the {01.8} LPSO peak with little delay (one measuring point). Therefore, it can be concluded that changes of {10.0} Mg peak are related to the kinking process.

Discussion

It is clearly seen that the volume fraction of the α-Mg (non- and recrystallized grains) decreases with the increasing volume fraction of the LPSO phase, which strongly depends on the amount of alloying elements. Both investigated alloys are characterized by prismatic fiber texture. The alignment of the (10.0) plane in the ED can be explained by the lattice rotation due to non-basal slip with the <11.0> slip direction during extrusion process (Mayama et al., 2011). Such texture is usually given by elongated worked grains having <10.0> axis parallel to ED, as it was previously reported for common wrought Mg alloys (Sillekens and Bohlen, 2012) as well as for Mg-LPSO materials (Hagihara et al., 2010a; Jono et al., 2013). In our case, most of an elongated worked grains experienced recrystallization during the extrusion process, and only a minority of non-recrystallized grains remains in the microstructure. Despite the fact that the majority of α-Mg grains in the S32 alloy are fine recrystallized grains having preferentially a random orientation, a general characteristic of the texture persists. In the case of S85 alloy, detail EBSD maps indicate a random texture of recrystallized grains. Further, due to the concentration of high KAM values in non-recrystallized α-Mg grains and LPSO laths, S32 alloy is characterized by significantly lower overall internal stress, comparing to that in S85 alloy containing 85% of LPSO phase. The described difference in internal strain has an impact on active deformation mechanisms. The high internal strain in the grains leads to increased stress values for slip activation (Farkas et al., 2017), i.e., high yield stress can be reached as in case of S85 alloy.

The main sources of the AE in the Mg-LPSO alloys are the collective dislocation motion, twinning, kinking and failure mechanisms (cracking, delamination) and they are connected with the presence of the LPSO lath and its properties (volume, size, orientation etc.). For investigated alloys at both tested temperatures characteristic for Mg alloys AE count rate peak at the vicinity of yield point is observed. Usually, it has been explained by collective dislocation motion of dislocation (Heiple and Carpenter, 1987a) e.g., basal <a> dislocations as the easiest for activation due to lowest CRSS within deformation mechanism for Mg alloys (Bakarian and Mathewson, 1943). With the proceeding of plastic deformation, dislocation density increases and therefore, the free path of moving dislocation decreases, what leads to decrease of AE response. In the case of twinning activity, twin boundaries are also obstacles for freely dislocation movement and propagation of AE. However, it should be noted that twin nucleation itself (including propagation, i.e., growth in length) is an excellent source of AE (Toronchuk, 1977; Heiple and Carpenter, 1987b; Drozdenko et al., 2019) producing burst events with high amplitude, while twin growth (twin thickening) does not produce detectable AE (Vinogradov et al., 2016; Drozdenko et al., 2019). It was explained by the fact that the twin propagation is several order faster process than the twin growth (Vinogradov et al., 2016). At the same time, statistical analysis of AE signal in Mg-LPSO alloys has shown that kinking has similar characteristics to twinning (Garcés et al., 2018) and it can be also a source of burst high amplitudes AE events. Therefore, observed high amplitude burst AE events originate in twin nucleation and kinking. Moreover, recently Vinogradov et al. (2019) proposed a phenomenological approach for explanation the origin of AE count rate maximum around yielding through the relationship between AE power and dislocation density during dislocation-mediated plastic deformation in some face-centered cubic metals with different stacking fault energies. Thus, dislocation kinetics in investigated Mg-LPSO alloys in present work can explain the appearance of AE peak already before yielding.

The AE data analysis presented here does not allow to separate the signals from the different sources. Nevertheless, it can serve as an indicator of the onset of the particular deformation mechanisms. In the case of the S32 alloy deformed at both RT and 200°C, the strong AE at low stresses is connected with the twinning. The twin nucleation starts in the non-recrystallized grains and continues in small recrystallized one. Grain size dependence of twin nucleation studied by AE have been reported previously for Mg- (Dobron et al., 2011; Drozdenko et al., 2016) and Mg-LPSO alloys (Garcés et al., 2018). In case of S32 alloy deformed at RT, the maximum of AE count rate around 150 MPa (Figure 5A), whereas the lattice strain relaxation takes place in Mg phase grains above 300 MPa (Figure 6A). Later, a decrease of AE count rate begins around 300 MPa, where the intensity of the {10.0} peak connected with the twinning starts to change. This difference in the detection of the twinning by AE and ND can be explained as follows: the AE can detect signal from a very low number of twins (2-3) even in bulk specimen. However, as it was mentioned above only the twin nucleation can be detected by AE. In contrast, the ND detect only twin growth and owing to the uncertainty in diffraction peak determination a larger specimen volume has to be twinned in order to reveal the twin growing process. Consequently, since these two methods detect the various stage of the twinning process, the appearance of its contribution in AE and ND results are shifted (AE count rate peak appears before a characteristic change in ND data). Finally, the results of AE and ND measurements are supported by microstructure observation (Figure 4A) showing highly twinned microstructure in S32 alloy deformed at RT.

During deformation at a higher temperature, recrystallization and twinning are active concurrently. In this case, twins can be a nucleus for the recrystallization process (Basu and Al-Samman, 2015, 2017; Guan et al., 2019). In Mg-LPSO alloys a particle-stimulated nucleation (PSN) process can control the recrystallization process (Oñorbe et al., 2012). With increasing temperature CRSS for other deformation mechanisms decreasing, therefore, twinning loses its dominance. Suppressed twining activity at higher temperature results in decreased AE count rate maximum (Figure 5C). Moreover, the decrease in AE response with increasing testing temperature is a commonly observed phenomenon in Mg alloys (Mathis et al., 2006) and can be explained by temperature promoted activation of other deformation mechanisms. It should be admitted, that with increasing deformation temperature, progressed kinking can be observed in S32 alloy. It is supposed that temperature promoted dislocation slip stimulates kinking.

Owing to the initial texture the basal slip is difficult for both alloys. In case of S32 alloy with majority α-Mg grains, twinning as an additional deformation mechanism plays an important role in plastic deformation. In Mg alloys with a high volume fraction of LPSO twinning is rather rarely observed (Kishida et al., 2014). Therefore, in our S85 alloy with 85% of LPSO twinning is not expected deformation mechanism. In this case, high stress concentration is necessary for another than basal slip initiation—most probably prismatic slip. The prismatic slip in S85 alloy causes crystal rotation of basal planes toward the axial detector (Mayama et al., 2011). It can explain the deviation of LPSO peaks already before yielding (Figure 6B). Further, the first order {10.1}<1-1.3> pyramidal slip becomes active, which causes peak shift and deviation of lattice strain of {10.10} LPSO peak. As it was shown by Matsumoto et al. (2013), the pyramidal slip activates basal slip, which finally leads to kinking. Thus, load transfer from the α-Mg matrix in S32 alloy to the LPSO phase in S85 alloy: from twinning to kinking as a dominant deformation mechanism, defines the mechanical properties of the investigated alloys, particularly higher YS in S85 comparing to S32 alloy. Kinking requires collective movement of a large number of basal dislocations (Hagihara et al., 2010b), thus it is followed by high emission of elastic waves. Consequently, kinking can explain a gradual change of lattice strain of LPSO peaks as well as concurrently recorded high amplitude AE. At the same time, owing to the kinking process, the diffracted planes come out from their Bragg position and the relative intensity of {01.8} LPSO peak decreases.

The similar tendency is observed at the deformation of S85 alloy at 200°C. However, changes in relative intensity of {10.0} Mg peak and {01.8} LPSO peak become significant at lower stress values comparing with RT test. It should be noted that the change in {10.0} Mg peak at 200 MPa does not relate to twinning activity, but to kinking. Therefore, it can be concluded that indeed temperature promoted dislocation slip stimulates kinking. Similar to S32 alloy, recrystallization also takes a place. The non-basal slip plays here an important role, and more detailed analysis of diffraction and AE data is necessary.

Obtained results show that temperature promoted changes in the dominant activity of deformation mechanisms (promoted dislocation slip and kinking, suppression of twinning) result in only moderate degradation of mechanical properties with increasing temperature. For instance, the S32 alloy with 32% of LPSO exhibits yield stress of 305 MPa, what is still acceptable value for Mg alloys. It stimulates further investigation of Mg-LPSO alloys as potential material for usage at high temperature.

Conclusions

The deformation behavior of two Mg-LPSO alloys having 32 and 85% LPSO volume content was investigated by in-situ neutron diffraction and acoustic emission methods. The following conclusions can be drawn:

• Temperature increase results in only moderate degradation of mechanical properties;

• load transfer from the α-Mg matrix to the LPSO phase, i.e., from twinning to kinking as a dominant deformation mechanism, defines the mechanical properties of the investigated alloys, particularly higher yield strength in alloys having 85% of LPSO comparing with alloy having 32% of LPSO;

• with increasing temperature recrystallization takes place α-Mg in both materials;

• in Mg-LPSO with 32% of LPSO twinning is the main deformation mechanisms in α-Mg, and with increasing deformation temperature other deformation mechanisms become active at the expense of twinning due to reducing their CRSS;

• kinking is the main deformation mechanism in alloy with 85% of LPSO. Neutron diffraction data indicated that thermally activated dislocation slip is supposed to promote activation of kinking at lower stress.

Data Availability Statement

The datasets analyzed for this study is available from the corresponding author, KM, upon reasonable request.

Author Contributions

KM and DD are the authors of the manuscript, performed the experiments, and evaluate the data. GN, SH, WG, and KA contributed to the ND measurements and data evaluation. MY and YK provided the materials.

Funding

This research was funded by Czech Science Foundation grant number 18-07140S, and by the JSPS KAKENHI Grant Nos. JP17H03431 and JP18H05476. KM acknowledges the support of the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic (OP RDE, MEYS) [CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001794]. The neutron diffraction experiments at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of the J-PARC was performed under project No. 2018A0183.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge the help of Dr. Gergely Farkas in ND data evaluation.

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Keywords: twinning, kinking, neutron diffraction, acoustic emission, LPSO phase

Citation: Máthis K, Drozdenko D, Németh G, Harjo S, Gong W, Aizawa K, Yamasaki M and Kawamura Y (2019) In-situ Investigation of the Microstructure Evolution in Long-Period-Stacking-Ordered (LPSO) Magnesium Alloys as a Function of the Temperature. Front. Mater. 6:270. doi: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00270

Received: 28 June 2019; Accepted: 16 October 2019;
Published: 05 November 2019.

Edited by:

Maria Teresa Pérez, Instituto IMDEA Materiales, Spain

Reviewed by:

Gerardo Garces, Centro Nacional De Investigaciones Metalurgicas (CENIM), Spain
Dong Feng Shi, Instituto IMDEA Materiales, Spain

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*Correspondence: Kristián Máthis, mathis@ujf.cas.cz