Formation of a quasiocrystalline phase in mechanically alloyed Al65Cu25Fe15

Xingping Yong, Isaac Chang, Ian Jones

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An elemental powder mixture with a nominal composition of Al65Cu20Fe15 was mechanically milled for times of up to 8 h. Subsequent annealing of as-milled powders was performed at different temperatures between 600 and 800degreesC for 4 h. A combination of X-ray diffractrometry, differential scanning calorimetry and transmission and scanning electron microscopy has been used to characterise the microstructure of as-milled powders before and after annealing. The icosahedral quasicrystalline (QC)-phase did not form directly after milling. QC-phase was obtained from the un-milled powder by annealing above 700degreesC for 4 It. However, a combination of milling and subsequent annealing could enhance the formation of QC at temperatures above 600degreesC. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2005


  • thermal analysis
  • scanning and transmission electron microscopy
  • quasicrystals
  • X-ray diffraction
  • mechanical alloying


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