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Predicting Pathways for Synthesis of Ferromagnetic tau Phase in Binary Heusler Alloy Al-55 pct Mn Through Understanding of the Kinetics of epsilon-tau Transformation

Palanisamy, Dhanalakshmi and Singh, Shailesh and Srivastava, Chandan and Madras, Giridhar and Chattopadhyay, Kamanio (2016) Predicting Pathways for Synthesis of Ferromagnetic tau Phase in Binary Heusler Alloy Al-55 pct Mn Through Understanding of the Kinetics of epsilon-tau Transformation. In: METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 47A (12). pp. 6555-6568.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the detailed procedure for the synthesis of pure ferromagnetic tau phase in binary Heusler Al-55 pct Mn alloy in bulk form through casting route without any addition of stabilizers. To obtain the processing domain for the formation of the tau phase from high-temperature epsilon phase, isothermal transformation experiments were carried out. The structure and microstructure were characterized by X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy studies. The tau phase start times were obtained through magnetic measurements. In order to tune the casting conditions for the formation of this phase, thermal modeling was carried out to predict the heat extraction rates for copper molds of different diameters (2 to 12 mm) containing hot solids during casting process. This enabled us to estimate the diameter of the mold to be used for obtaining tau phase directly during casting. It was concluded through experimental verification that 10-mm-diameter casting in copper mold is suitable to obtain complete tau phase. A saturation magnetization of 116 emu/g at 10 K was measured for such samples. The Curie point for the tau phase was found to be 668 K (395 A degrees C). Additionally, the cast rod exhibits a compressive strength of 1170 MPa which is higher than those of both ferrites and AlNiCo magnets.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 05:57
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55596

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