Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1963–1967 | Cite as

Sintering of elemental carbonyl iron and carbonyl nickel powder mixtures



Iron-nickel alloys with compositions ranging from pure iron to pure nickel at increments of 10 wt% have been prepared by mixing fine elemental carbonyl iron and nickel powders, and sintering at temperatures between 1200–1350°C. The addition of nickel to iron promoted densification and avoided abnormal grain growth at low concentrations. However the densification was retarded when the iron and nickel had approximately equivalent concentrations. As the concentration of nickel increased, the room temperature structures of the alloys gradually changed from α-Fe into γ-(Fe, Ni), with Fe-30 wt% Ni and Fe-40 wt%, Ni containing both phases. The relative abundance of each phase was determined by the degree of compositional homogeneity achieved in sintering.


Erential Stress Carbonyl Iron Sintered Density Elemental Powder Nickel Powder 


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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentFar-East CollegeTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentNational Taiwan Institute of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan

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