Nanocrystalline Intermetallic Mg2Ni Produced in a Batch Scale Mill
Nanocrystalline intermetallic Mg2Ni is successfully produced on a batch production scale from elemental powder blends by mechanical alloying using a high-energy rotor ball mill (Simoloyer). Different ball-to-powder mass ratios are used in order to provide results for scaling to industrial production. Transformation of elemental Mg-Ni powders into the Mg2Ni intermetallic is observed by x-ray diffraction. Particle morphology during milling is observed by scanning electron microscopy. A relatively low Fe contamination is estimated by energy dispersive spectrometry.
H. Balmori-Ramírez, M. Brito, J.G. Cabañas-Moreno, H.A. Calderón-Benavides, K. Ishizaki and A. Salinas-Rodríguez
E. Martínez-Franco et al., "Nanocrystalline Intermetallic Mg2Ni Produced in a Batch Scale Mill", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 509, pp. 141-146, 2006