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Publications in Scientific Journals:

F. Lasagni, B. Mingler, M. Dumont, H.P. Degischer:
"Precipitation kinetics of Si in aluminium alloys";
Materials Science and Engineering A, 480 (2008), 383 - 391.



English abstract:
The precipitation kinetics of Si in Al-1.7 wt% Si alloy after different thermal treatments has been studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dilatometry and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results obtained are explained by a model based on simple nucleation and growth/disssolution laws and are compared with measured precipitate size distributions. The evolution of precipitates in waterquenched samples during linear heating depicts the exothermic formation of platelets and globular Si precipitates (200-300C). The endothermal dissolution of Si platelets starts at lower temperatures than that of the globular precipitates. Coarsening and finally dissolution of globular precipitates is observed with increasing temperature. Samples slowly cooled from the solution treatment temperature present mostly globular precipitates, which are nucleated during cooling. Here, an exothermal effect related to the growth of Si precipitates increasing their volume fraction is observed at relatively high temperatures (350-460) during linear heating. The formed precipitates are stable up to ~460 C, where the modelled critical radius becomes bigger than most of the Si precipitates formed so far.

Keywords:
Aluminium silicon system; Si-precipitation kinetics; TEM; DSC; Dilatometry


"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2007.07.008


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