Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Department of


First Advisor

Jeffrey E Shield

Second Advisor

Jian Wang

Date of this Version

Spring 2-21-2020


This research was presented as a poster in the Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in February 2020.


Magnesium is the lightest engineering metal 1 However, conventional Mg alloys typically suffer from low strength and poor deformability due to very few slip systems and easy twinning 3 Alloying Mg with other materials and microstructural engineering are promising approaches to increase ductility and strength of Mg In the current work, non equilibrium solidification conditions were applied to induce a transition from regular to anomalous eutectic in Mg Al eutectic alloy such that four distinguished microstructures were acquired and the corresponding formation mechanisms were investigated