Heterogeneous nucleation of icosahedral phase from FCC phase in cast Al87Mn4Si2Be7 alloy

E. Fleury, H. J. Chang, D. H. Kim

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The formation of the icosahedral (i) quasicrystalline phase has been studied in the cast Al 87 Mn 4 Si 2 Be 7 alloy. Under low cooling rates, i-phase particles of about 5 to 15m formed in the a Al matrix. A thorough examination of the microstructure revealed the existence of cubic crystalline phases embedded in the i-particles. Microstructural and thermal analyses indicated that the i-particles nucleated heterogeneously from the cubic AlMn(Si)Be 4 phases by a peritectic reaction, however with a slight misorientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 21

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Funding Information:
D.H. Kim and H.J. Chang thank the Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology for the financial support of this study.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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