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Structure Analysis of a Long Period Stacking Ordered Phase in Mg-Al-Gd Alloys

  • Hideyuki Yokobayashi (a1), Kyosuke Kishida (a1), Haruyuki Inui (a1), Michiaki Yamasaki (a2) and Yoshihito Kawamura (a2)...


Crystal structure of a long period stacking ordered (LPSO) phase newly found in Mg-Al-Gd ternary alloys was investigated by scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Mg-Al-Gd LPSO phase was confirmed to be constructed with 6-layer structural blocks, which is similar to the case of the 18R-type LPSO phases in the other Mg-TM-RE alloys. Atomic resolution high-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) STEM imaging revealed that Gd atoms are enriched in four layers instead of two layers and are ordered in a long range within the 6-layer structural block.



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