Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 169, Issue 1–3, pp 1259–1266 | Cite as

Mössbauer spectroscopic studies of Fe-20 wt.% Cr ball milled alloy

  • Brajesh Pandey
  • M. Ananda Rao
  • H. C. Verma
  • S. Bhargava


Interesting differences were noticed in the alloying process during ball milling of Fe-10 wt.% Cr and Fe-20 wt.% Cr alloys by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopic studies. In both cases, there is almost no diffusion of Fe in Cr or vice versa up to 20 h of milling time. As the powders are milled for another 20 h substantive changes occur in the Mössbauer spectra showing atomic level mixing. But the two compositions behave differently with respect to alloying. Fe-20 wt.% Cr sample does not differ much in the hyperfine field distribution as it is milled from 40 to 100 h. On the other hand, the hyperfine field distribution keeps on changing with milling time for Fe-10 wt.% Cr sample even up to 100 h of milling. The average crystallite size is found to be 7.5 nm for Fe-10 wt.% Cr and 6.5 nm in Fe-20 wt.% Cr after milling.

Key words

Mössbauer spectroscopy mechanical alloying ball milling iron–chromium alloy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brajesh Pandey
    • 1
  • M. Ananda Rao
    • 2
  • H. C. Verma
    • 1
  • S. Bhargava
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsI.I.T KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engg.I.I.T. KanpurKanpurIndia

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