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Microstructural characterization of rapidly solidified Al-Fe-Si, Al-V-SI, and Al-Fe-V-Si alloys

Srivastava, AK and Ranganathan, S (2001) Microstructural characterization of rapidly solidified Al-Fe-Si, Al-V-SI, and Al-Fe-V-Si alloys. In: Journal of Materials Research, 16 (7). pp. 2103-2117.

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The present study of rapidly solidified melt-spun Al80Fe14Si6 Al80V14Si6, and Al80Fe10V4Si6 alloys by electron microscopy techniques, x-ray diffractometry, and differential scanning calorimetry leads to a number of microstructural results. Coexistence of a micro-quasicrystalline state of an icosahedral phase with monoclinic theta -Al13Fe4 and hexagonal beta -Al6V in Al-Fe-Si and Al-V-Si alloys, respectively, is reported. Also, the growth morphology of the icosahedral phase surrounded by a crystalline ring was investigated in an Al-Fe-V-Si alloy. The crystalline ring has the particles of the cubic alpha -Al-12(Fe,V)(3)Si silicide phase. Evidence of irrational twinning of cubic crystals, giving rise to a symmetry not deviating much from icosahedral symmetry was found in this alloy. In all the three alloys crystalline intermetallics were elucidated in the context of rational approximants of an icosahedral quasicrystal. It was noticed that while the icosahedral phase in Al-Fe-Si and AI-V-Si alloys transforms o crystalline intermetallics at about the same temperature (approximately 610 K), the transformation of icosahedral phase in Al-Fe-V-Si alloy occurred at a relatively lower temperature (540 K). The origin of different metastable microstructures and their stability at elevated emperatures, in these alloys, are compared and discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Research
Publisher: Materials Research Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Materials Research Society.
Keywords: Coherent Orientation Relationship;Transition-Metal Alloys;Quasi-Crystals;Mn-Si;Compositional Analysis;Phase-Transformation;Intermetallic Phases;Electron-Microscopy;Icosahedral Phase;Stability
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 11:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17168

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