The Effect of Lithium on the Microstructure and Morphology of Fe-Rich Intermetallic Compounds in 360 Cast Alloy

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In this study, the effect of small additions of lithium on the microstructure and morphology of Fe-containing intermetallic compounds in A360 alloy has been investigated. Different Fe contents (1, 1.5 and 2%) were added into A360 alloy, and Li concentrations also varied from 0 to 0.5 wt. %. The image analysis results showed that, the maximum length of β-Al5FeSi plate in Li-modified specimens is changed significantly in comparison with non-modified ones. It is evident that the maximum reduction in the average length of Fe containing platelets occurs in specimens with 2% Fe. Also, the lowest changes in the length of intermetallic phases -as Fe content decreases- occur in the 0.5 wt% Li. At higher Li concentrations, the presence of Al-Li-Si intermetallics in the microstructure can provide undesirable condition. This intermetallic can be so damaging in mechanical properties especially in coarse shapes.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 264-265)

Edited by:

M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher

Pages:

1782-1787

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.264-265.1782

Citation:

N. Nasiri et al., "The Effect of Lithium on the Microstructure and Morphology of Fe-Rich Intermetallic Compounds in 360 Cast Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1782-1787, 2011

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June 2011

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