Effect of C/Ti Ratio and Al Powder Size on Microstructure and Performance of Al-Ti-C Grain Refiner

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Al-Ti-C grain refiners have been prepared by combining self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) technique and melting-casting method. Effects of Al powder size and C/Ti ratio on the microstructures and grain-refining efficiency of Al-Ti-C grain refiners were studied by OM, XRD, SEM and EDS. The results show that when Al powder size is fine, and C/Ti ratio is 1: 8, SHS reaction among the mixed powders can easily carry on in the melt. As a result, the prepared grain refiner consists of blocky Al3Ti and fine TiC particles distributed in Al matrix, and exhibits excellent grain refining performance on commercially pure Al.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 353-358)

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Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie

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2981-2984

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C. X. Xu et al., "Effect of C/Ti Ratio and Al Powder Size on Microstructure and Performance of Al-Ti-C Grain Refiner", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2981-2984, 2007

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September 2007

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