State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’ an 710072, P. R. China
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2011, 2 (5), pp 368-372
Publication Date (Web): Apr 08, 2012
Copyright © IAAM-VBRI Press
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The orientation and deviation angle of intermetallic Al2Cu phase in directionally solidified Al-40wt. %Cu hypereutectic alloy were investigated using a rotating orientation X-ray diffraction (RO-XRD) method. Experimental results show that preferred planes (110) and (310) of the Al2Cu phase occur at 10 μm/s and the growth directions of the two planes are not well aligned with the heat flux direction. The growth direction of the preferred plane (110) has a 7.24 º~11.43 º angle with the heat flux direction. For the direction of the plane (310), its deviation angle attains 2.68 º ~ 20.82 º. Besides, the measured data agree well with the previously reported results, indicating that the RO-XRD method is an effective method for measuring the orientation and deviation angle of the phase in polycrystalline materials.
Directional solidification, intermetallic compound, RO-XRD, orientation and deviation angle.