Dependence of microhardness on annealing time of amorphous Al-Mm-Ni-(Fe,Co) alloys

Hristo Dimitrov 1Jerzy Latuch 1Grzegorz Cieślak Tadeusz Kulik 1

1. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (InMat), Wołoska 141, Warszawa 02-507, Poland

Abstract

Al-Mm-Ni-(Fe,Co) alloys of six slightly different compositions were melt spun to amorphous ribbons. DSC studies of the ribbons show that the first crystallization stage, responsible for the precipitation of fcc-Al, is well separated from the others. Mixed structures containing nanosized fcc-Al crystals, embedded in amorphous matrix were obtained by isothermal annealing of the initially amorphous ribbons for different times and thus, different crystalline fractions the fcc-Al crystals were obtained. The microhardness of the alloys increases with the increase of annealing time, reaching a "plateau" after about 20 min of annealing. Replacing Fe by Co does not significantly influence the microhardness of these alloys. The slight changes of chemical composition don’t seem to have a clear effect on microhardness.

 

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Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium I, by Jerzy Latuch
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004

Submitted: 2004-05-04 14:10
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55