On the prismatic precipitate plates in Mg-Ca-In alloys

Y. M. Zhu, M. Weyland, N. V. Medhekar, Christian Dwyer, C. L. Mendis, K. Hono, J. F. Nie

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Prismatic precipitate plates in an age hardenable Mg-Ca-In alloy are characterized by atomic-resolution high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy. The precipitate phase, designated δ, has a monoclinic structure. The proposed crystal structure of the δ is supported by first-principles calculations and multi-slice image simulations. The δ plates form with a considerably large dilatational strain in the direction perpendicular to their habit plane, and this strain is accommodated elastically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Crystal structure
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Precipitates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Zhu, Y. M., Weyland, M., Medhekar, N. V., Dwyer, C., Mendis, C. L., Hono, K., & Nie, J. F. (2015). On the prismatic precipitate plates in Mg-Ca-In alloys. Scripta Materialia, 101, 16-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.01.007