SANS investigations on the solidification of aluminum alloys

N. Iqbal, N. H. Van Dijk, C. D. Dewhurst, L. Katgerman, G. J. Kearley

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Abstract

Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements have been carried out on pure Al and on Al-0.3Ti-0.02B (wt%) alloy during solidification with different cooling rates. The experimental data have been fitted to the Porod law (dΣ/dΩ)(Q) = KpQ-4, where the increase in Porod constant Kp during solidification is expected to be proportional to the specific surface Sv of the grain boundaries. For increasing cooling rates the specific surface of the grain boundaries is found to increase for both samples, indicating a decrease in grain size. The presence of TiB2 grain refiners in the Al-0.3Ti-0.02B alloy further reduces the grain size compared to pure aluminum at a given cooling rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E1011-E1014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume350
Issue number1-3 SUPPLEMENT
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aluminum alloys
  • Grain size
  • SANS
  • Solidification

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Iqbal, N., Van Dijk, N. H., Dewhurst, C. D., Katgerman, L., & Kearley, G. J. (2004). SANS investigations on the solidification of aluminum alloys. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 350(1-3 SUPPLEMENT), E1011-E1014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2004.03.278

SANS investigations on the solidification of aluminum alloys. / Iqbal, N.; Van Dijk, N. H.; Dewhurst, C. D.; Katgerman, L.; Kearley, G. J.

In: Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol. 350, No. 1-3 SUPPLEMENT, 15.07.2004, p. E1011-E1014.

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Iqbal, N, Van Dijk, NH, Dewhurst, CD, Katgerman, L & Kearley, GJ 2004, 'SANS investigations on the solidification of aluminum alloys' Physica B: Condensed Matter, vol. 350, no. 1-3 SUPPLEMENT, pp. E1011-E1014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2004.03.278
Iqbal N, Van Dijk NH, Dewhurst CD, Katgerman L, Kearley GJ. SANS investigations on the solidification of aluminum alloys. Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2004 Jul 15;350(1-3 SUPPLEMENT):E1011-E1014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2004.03.278
Iqbal, N. ; Van Dijk, N. H. ; Dewhurst, C. D. ; Katgerman, L. ; Kearley, G. J. / SANS investigations on the solidification of aluminum alloys. In: Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2004 ; Vol. 350, No. 1-3 SUPPLEMENT. pp. E1011-E1014.
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