Transformation of the decagonal quasicrystalline phase to a B2 crystalline phase in the Al-Cu-Co system by high-energy ball milling

Mukhopadhyay, N K and Murthy, G V S and Murty, B S and Weatherly, G C (2002) Transformation of the decagonal quasicrystalline phase to a B2 crystalline phase in the Al-Cu-Co system by high-energy ball milling. Philosophical Magazine Letters Online ISSN 1362-3036, 82 (7). pp. 383-392.

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Abstract

Samples of a decagonal quasicrystalline phase, located in the Al-Cu-Co system and synthesized by a slow cooling technique, have been mechanically milled in a high-energy planetary ball mill for 10, 20 and 30 h. The milled powders, as well as powders that had been annealed (after milling) for times ranging from 30 to 150 min at 600degreesC, were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. A phase transformation from the decagonal phase to a B2 crystalline phase during high-energy ball milling is reported here for the first time. Powders milled for more than 10 h contained predominantly the B2-type crystalline phase with a lattice parameter of 0.29 nm. This crystalline phase was found to be quite stable after milling for 30 h and also on subsequent annealing at 600degrees C. These experimental results lend support to an earlier suggestion that the decagonal phase in Al-Cu-Co is actually less stable than the B2 phase at low temperatures.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:DOI: 10.1080/09500830210137380
Uncontrolled Keywords:quasi-crystals; alloys; Al-Cu-Co(-Si); transitions
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:3582
Deposited By:Mr. G Shailendra Kumar
Deposited On:25 Jul 2011 18:13
Last Modified:25 Jan 2012 11:29
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