Our new article Exploring the transfer of plasticity across Laves phase interfaces in a dual phase magnesium alloy is now published in Materials & Design (open access). It is the fruit of a collaboration with the IMM from the RWTH Aachen University within the framework of the german Collaborative Research Consortium (CRC) 1394 on Structural and Chemical Atomic Complexity.

This combined experimental & numerical work explores and evidences the transfer of plasticity from a Mg matrix toward a Laves phase strengthening network. It demonstrate that plastic co-deformation Laves phase is achievable and open the road for future detailed investigations on the plasticity mechanisms at such complex interfaces.