Investigation of the Solidified Structure of Cu-Hf-Ti Alloys
Master alloys with different compositions of the Cu-Hf-Ti alloy system were prepared by arc-melting. The pieces were then cast into a wedge- and rod – shaped Cu mould by centrifugal casting. The different mould shapes generated various cooling conditions and produced various microstructures in the samples. Moreover due to the wedge shape, the change of the microstructure can be observed within the samples. The wedge samples became amorphous in 1-1.5 mm thickness, and dendritic structure formed in the thicker parts. The change in the microstructure in the rod samples along the radius can be studied as well. The solidified phases were also investigated by X-ray diffraction and SEM-EDAX.
A. Roósz, V. Mertinger, P. Barkóczy and Cs. Hoó
V. Rontó et al., "Investigation of the Solidified Structure of Cu-Hf-Ti Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 649, pp. 81-86, 2010