Experimental Liquidus Surface Projection and Isothermal Section at 1000 °C of the V-Ni-C System


Twenty-three V-Ni-C alloys were produced and analysed in the as-cast condition, as well as after annealing at 1000 °C for 1000 h. The phases were identified using SEM–EDX and XRD. The extensions of the binary phases were determined. The liquidus surface projection was derived from the overall compositions, primary phases and the solidification sequences. Four invariant reactions on solidification were found. The isothermal section at 1000 °C was also derived, which included the ~ Ni2V4C ternary phase.

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The authors are grateful to Carnegie Corporation of New York for supporting AMSEN, and the Department of Science and Innovation and the National Research Foundation, South Africa for supporting the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, also to Mintek for access to research facilitates, and Mr Edson Muhuma for assistance with arc-melting. Mr R. van der Merwe of NECSA is thanked for help with EDX measurements.

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Fabuyide, A.A., Apata, A.O., Muobeleni, T.N. et al. Experimental Liquidus Surface Projection and Isothermal Section at 1000 °C of the V-Ni-C System. J. Phase Equilib. Diffus. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11669-020-00860-y

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  • isothermal section at 1000 °C
  • liquidus surface
  • V-Ni-C system