Effects of Annealing on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Bulk Nanocrystalline Fe3Al Based Alloy with 10 Wt. % Mn Prepared by Aluminothermic Reaction
Microstructure and mechanical properties of bulk nanocrystalline Fe3Al based alloy with 10 wt. % Mn prepared by aluminothermic reaction after annealing at 600, 800 and 1000°C for 8 h were investigated in order to gain insights in effects of annealing. Crystal structure of the alloy did not change and a fiber phase with enriched Mn appeared in the annealed alloy. Grain size of the alloy changed a little after annealing at 600°C but increased a lot after annealing at 800 and 1000°C. The annealed alloy had plasticity in compression at room temperature and the alloy annealed at 1000°C had yield strength of 782 MPa. The alloy without annealing has creep properties in compression at 800 and 1000°C and can be easily hot rolled to strip and sheet.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
P. Q. La et al., "Effects of Annealing on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Bulk Nanocrystalline Fe3Al Based Alloy with 10 Wt. % Mn Prepared by Aluminothermic Reaction", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 1939-1944, 2011