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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 7, pp 1895–1900 | Cite as

Coarsening of precipitates and dispersoids in aluminium alloy matrices: a consolidation of the available experimental data

  • L. M. Rylands
  • D. M. J. Wilkes
  • W. M. Rainforth
  • H. Jones
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Abstract

Experimental data on the coarsening of precipitates and dispersoids in aluminium-based matrices are reviewed. Available data are tabulated as K=(r3r 0 3 )/t where r0 is the initial particle radius and r is its value after time t at temperature T, and then plotted as log (KT) against 1/T for consolidation and assessment. The considerable body of data for δ′-A3Li in Li-containing alloys is well represented by K=(K0/T) exp (−Q/RT) with K0=(1.3 −0.5 +3.0 ) × 10−13m3Ks−1 and Q=115±4kJ mol−1. The relatively limited data for θ′ and θ″ in Cucontaining alloys are representable by the same relationship with K0∼4 × 10−8 and — 4 × 10−10 m3 Ks−1, respectively, and Q — 140 kJ mol−1. Available data for coarsening of L12 Al3(Zr, V) and related phases in Zr-containing alloys and of Al12Fe3Si and related phases in Al-Fe based alloys indicate (i) rates of coarsening at 375 to 475 °C (0.7 to 0.8Tm) five to eight orders of magnitude less than would be expected for δ′, θ′ and θ″ in this temperature range, and (ii) high activation energies of ∼300 and 180 kJ mol−1, respectively.

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Polymer Aluminium Experimental Data Activation Energy High Activation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Rylands
    • 1
  • D. M. J. Wilkes
    • 1
  • W. M. Rainforth
    • 1
  • H. Jones
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MaterialsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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