January 20, 2023
Metallurgical Joining of immiscible system: Pure Mg and Pure Fe
AbstractUnderstanding the metallurgical joinability of pure Mg and pure Fe and their interfacial microstructure lays the foundation for deciphering the complicated mechanism of joining various magnesium alloys and steels in applications. We first produced a successful metallurgical joint between pure Mg and pure Fe using the friction stir assisted scribe technique. Through detailed characterization, we found that the two immiscible metals are bonded by a critical interfacial oxide layer that spans only ~40 ± 10 nm. We present the first direct experimental evidence of the presence of a Mg/Fe oxide rich interfacial layer using high-resolution electron microscopy and discuss the contribution of oxide formation toward a successful joining mechanism.
Published: January 20, 2023