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High-temperature transformation pathways for metastable ferromagnetic binary Heusler (Al-55 at.%Mn) alloy

Palanisamy, Dhanalakshmi and Srivastava, Chandan and Madras, Giridhar and Chattopadhyay, Kamanio (2017) High-temperature transformation pathways for metastable ferromagnetic binary Heusler (Al-55 at.%Mn) alloy. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 52 (7). pp. 4109-4119.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-016-0673-2


The present manuscript probes the decomposition behaviour of the ferromagnetic binary metastable Heusler alloy in the Al-Mn system. The ferromagnetic ordered tetragonal phase (L1(0), popularly known as tau phase), which is metastable in nature, was synthesised from the melt through a copper mould chill casting process using 10-mm diameter mould. Isothermal and non-isothermal heat treatments were carried out to understand the decomposition sequence of tau phase at high temperatures. The metastable phase undergoes, on heating, a eutectoid-like decomposition of , where is the intermetallic phase Al8Mn5. Both the phases are present in the equilibrium diagram. The two phases at higher temperature further transform to a single phase epsilon having a hexagonal structure. We show through in situ X-ray diffraction studies that transforms to a disordered bcc phase () prior to the transformation to the epsilon-phase. The overall sequence of phase decomposition during heating can be given as . The high-temperature phase cannot be retained through quenching experiment and its existence can only be established by in situ studies.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 04:21
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 04:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56321

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