On the role of carbon in the formation and properties of hot pressed icosahedral Al-Cu-Fe phase

G. S. Song, K. B. Kim, E. Fleury, W. T. Kim, D. H. Kim

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Carburization of the i-AlCuFe quasicrystalline phase prepared by hot pressing of gas atomized powders was investigated at a temperature for which it is thermodynamically stable. The influence of carbon on the formation and mechanical properties of the i-AlCuFe quasicrystalline phase was also studied to contribute to the understanding of the carburization behavior of bulk icosahedral Al-Cu-Fe phase. Due of the presence of graphite paper during hot pressing carbon atoms not only gave rise to a tightly adherent carbon film on sample surface but also carbon atoms diffused into a pronounced depth of hot pressed icosahedral quasicrystalline sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 15


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  • Materials Science(all)

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