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Formation of ω-Al7Cu2Fe phase during laser processing of quasicrystal-forming Al-Cu-Fe alloy

Biswas, K and Chattopadhyay, K (2008) Formation of ω-Al7Cu2Fe phase during laser processing of quasicrystal-forming Al-Cu-Fe alloy. In: Philosophical Magazine Letters, 88 (3). 219 -230.

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The formation of an ω-Al7Cu2Fe phase during laser cladding of quasicrystal-forming Al65Cu23.3Fe11.7 alloy on a pure aluminium substrate is reported. This phase is found to nucleate at the periphery of primary icosahedral-phase particles. A large number of ω-phase particles form an envelope around the icosahedral phase. On the outer side, they form an interface with an agr-Al solid solution. Detailed transmission electron microscopic observations show that the ω phase exhibits an orientation relationship with the icosahedral phase. Analysis of experimental results suggests that the ω phase forms by precipitation on an icosahedral phase by heterogeneous nucleation and grows into the aluminium-rich melt until supersaturation is exhausted. The microstructural observations are explained in terms of available models of phase transformations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Philosophical Magazine Letters
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26465

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