The effect of iron content on the iron-containing intermetallic phases in a cast 6060 aluminum alloy

Sweet, L., Zhu, S. M., Gao, S. X., Taylor, J. A. and Easton, M. A. (2011) The effect of iron content on the iron-containing intermetallic phases in a cast 6060 aluminum alloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 42A 7: 1737-1749. doi:10.1007/s11661-010-0595-6


Author Sweet, L.
Zhu, S. M.
Gao, S. X.
Taylor, J. A.
Easton, M. A.
Title The effect of iron content on the iron-containing intermetallic phases in a cast 6060 aluminum alloy
Journal name Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1073-5623
1543-1940
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11661-010-0595-6
Volume 42A
Issue 7
Start page 1737
End page 1749
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The effect of iron content, ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 wt pct, on the formation of Fe-containing intermetallic phases in a cast 6060 aluminum alloy was investigated. Various characterization techniques, including optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to examine the identity, morphology, and prevalence of the Fe-Al and Fe-Al-Si intermetallic phases. The predominant phase is found to be β-Al5FeSi at lower Fe levels, but this is replaced by α-AlFeSi (bcc structure) with increasing Fe content. The Fe containing intermetallic phases observed are compared to those predicted using the Scheil module of THERMO-CALC software, and the similarities and discrepancies are discussed.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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