Al-0.90%Fe Alloy Sectional Solidified in a Gradient Magnetic Field
The effect of DC gradient magnetic field and the sectional solidification on the structure of Al-Fe hypoeutectic alloy was investigated. The experiment results showed that the morphology and structure of the sample were homogenous, when it was bulk solidified without magnetic field. When the sample was sectionally solidified without magnetic field, the upper part had less iron content, bigger dendritic trunk and less interdendritic precipitate. When the sample was sectionally solidified in the gradient magnetic field, the above-mentioned differences between the upper and lower part were more prominent. The physical essence of the experiments was analyzed with quantum mechanics and solidification theory.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
J. F. Zhang et al., "Al-0.90%Fe Alloy Sectional Solidified in a Gradient Magnetic Field", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 220-223, 2011