Microstructure refinement of Fe40Ni40B20 alloy in non-equilibrium solidification: possibility of nanostructure formation
Authors: Zhang, K; Liu, F; Xu, J F; Yang, G C
Source: Materials Science and Technology, Volume 28, Number 7, July 2012 , pp. 844-849(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Microstructure refinement of ternary eutectic Fe40Ni40B20 alloy in undercooling and rapid cooling solidification has been studied. In natural cooling conditions, two kinds of microstructure refinement take place with increasing undercooling. For melts with the same undercooling, the as solidified microstructure refines first and then coarsens with increasing cooling rate. On this basis, repeatable experiments show that the combination of melt undercooling at ∼50 K with Ga‐In alloy bath rapid cooling produces very fine eutectic cells (∼5 μm in diameter with the lamellae spacing <100 nm). This indicates that an appropriate initial melt undercooling combined with a proper cooling rate is a potential way to produce a bulk nanostructure in ternary Fe40Ni40B20 alloy.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710072, China
Publication date: 2012-07-01
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