Alignment of weakly magnetic metals during solidification in a strong magnetic field

Sun, Z. H. I., Guo, X., Guo, M., Vleugels, J., Van der Biest, O. and Blanpain, B. (2013) Alignment of weakly magnetic metals during solidification in a strong magnetic field. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 551 568-577. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.11.016

Author Sun, Z. H. I.
Guo, X.
Guo, M.
Vleugels, J.
Van der Biest, O.
Blanpain, B.
Title Alignment of weakly magnetic metals during solidification in a strong magnetic field
Journal name Journal of Alloys and Compounds   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0925-8388
Publication date 2013-02-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.11.016
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 551
Start page 568
End page 577
Total pages 10
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2211 Mechanics of Materials
2210 Mechanical Engineering
2506 Metals and Alloys
2505 Materials Chemistry
Abstract Systematic understanding on the magnetic alignment and adjustment on mechanical properties of a weakly magnetic metal were carried out. The application of a sufficiently strong magnetic field modifies the nature of solidification by means of the magnetic anisotropic property of weak magnetic crystals. With a range of characterization techniques, the effects of different factors, i.e. magnetic flux density, copper/eutectic content, on the magnetic alignment were considered. Lotgering factor and magnetic energy were further introduced to evaluate the magnetic alignment and the alignment mechanisms. The magnetic alignment process for primary phase in the present case tends to be prompt. Subsequently, magnetic field effect on the anisotropic properties of the Al2Cu phase was checked together with understanding its crystallography. The present research provides a better understanding of the strong magnetic field effects on solidification and also a potential method for Al-Cu structural materials preparation.
Keyword Strong magnetic field
Al-Cu alloy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 15 November 2012.

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