The effect of rotating magnetic field on the solidified structure of Sn-Cd peritectic alloys

Kissné Svéda, Mária and Sycheva, Anna and Kovács, Jenő and Rónaföldi, Arnold and Roósz, András (2014) The effect of rotating magnetic field on the solidified structure of Sn-Cd peritectic alloys. MATERIALS SCIENCE FORUM, 790-79. pp. 414-419. ISSN 0255-5476


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The peritectic alloys, such as some types of steel, Ni-Al, Fe-Ni, Ti-Al, Cu-Sn, are commercially important. In contrast to other types of alloys, many unique structures (e.g. banded or island ones) can form when peritectic alloys are directionally solidified under various solidification conditions. It can be observed in the course of the directional solidification experiments performed in a rotating magnetic field (RMF) that the melt flow has a significant effect on the solidified structure of Sn-Cd alloys. This effect was investigated experimentally for the case of Sn-1.6 wt% Cd peritectic alloy. For this purpose, a Bridgman-type gradient furnace was equipped with an inductor, which generates a rotating magnetic field in order to induce a flow in the melt. As a result, the forced melt flow substantially changes the solidified cellular microstructure. The cell size and the volume fraction of the primary tin phase were measured by an image analyzer on the longitudinal polished sections along the entire length of the samples. The microstructure was investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sn-Cd peritectic alloy; SEM; Rotating magnetic field; MACROSEGREGATION; Directional solidification
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 16:20

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