Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of Conventionally Cast Icosahedral Particle-Reinforced Al-Mn(-Cu)-Be-Si Alloys

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The microstructure of the Al-Mn(-Cu)-Be-Si alloys analyzed by X-ray diffraction and TEM consisted of icosahedral (i) quasicrystal particles embedded in aAl matrix. The conjoint addition of Si and Be elements enabled the i-phase formation in Æ10 mm specimens prepared by conventional casting technique. The size, volume fraction and stability of the i-phase were found to be dependent on the Mn content. The addition of 2 at.% Cu did not affect the formation and stability of the i-phase but contributed significantly to the enhancement of the mechanical properties.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 475-479)

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Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie

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3359-3362

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E. Fleury et al., "Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of Conventionally Cast Icosahedral Particle-Reinforced Al-Mn(-Cu)-Be-Si Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3359-3362, 2005

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