Chapter 2: Intermetallic Phases in Aluminum-Silicon Technical Cast Alloys
Structurally differentiated intermetallic phases are important constituents in the microstructure of aluminum alloys, with the potential to influence properties, behaviors, and processing characteristics. These phases can form in aluminum-silicon alloys with transition metals (Fe, Mn, Ni, Cr, V, Ti) and with metals such as Mg and Cu. This chapter is a compilation of phase diagrams, microstructure images, and tables, providing information on more than 30 binary, ternary, and quaternary alloy systems associated with intermetallic phases in aluminum-silicon castings. Each section includes tabular information and data on the intermetallic phases in the aluminum corner of the equilibrium phase diagram, the characteristics of the crystal lattice of intermetallic phases, the chemical composition of the alloy intermetallic phases, and equilibrium reactions in the alloy system.
Grażyna Mrówka-Nowotnik, Małgorzata Warmuzek, Intermetallic Phases in Aluminum-Silicon Technical Cast Alloys, Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloys: Atlas of Microstructures, Edited By Malgorzata Warmuzek, ASM International, 2016, p 35–88, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.ascaam.t59190035
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