Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 1813–1822 | Cite as

B-Fe-U Phase Diagram

  • Marta DiasEmail author
  • Patrícia Almeida Carvalho
  • Umesh Vinaica Mardolcar
  • Olivier Tougait
  • Henri Noël
  • António Pereira Gonçalves


The liquidus projection of the U-rich corner of the B-Fe-U phase diagram is proposed based on X-ray powder diffraction measurements, differential thermal analysis, and scanning electron microscopy observations complemented with energy- and wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectroscopies. Two ternary reactions in this U-rich region were observed and their approximate temperatures were established. In addition, an overview of the complete phase diagram is given, including the liquidus projection; isothermal sections at 1053 K, 1223 K, and 1373 K (780 °C, 950 °C, and 1100 °C); and a U:(Fe,B) = 1:5 isopleth.


Isothermal Section Differential Thermal Analysis Curve Liquid Composition Liquidus Projection Monovariant Line 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



This work was partially supported by FCT, Portugal, under the Contract No. PTDC/QUI/65369/2006, and by the (international) Portuguese–French project PICS CNRS/SCR-ITN 2011–2013.


  1. 1.
    A.P. Gonçalves, H. Noël: Intermetallics, 2005, vol. 13, pp. 580-85.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    H. Noël, A.P. Gonçalves: Intermetallics, 2001, vol. 9, pp. 473-79.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    P. Rogl: in Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of the Actinides, A.J. Freeman and C.Keller, eds., Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam, 1991, vol. 6, p. 75.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    M. Dias, P.A. Carvalho, A.P. Dias, M. Bohn, N. Franco, O. Tougait, H. Noe¨l, and A.P. Goncalves, J. Phase Equilib. Diffus. 2010, vol. 31, pp 104-12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    I.P. Valyovka and Y.B. Kuzma: Dop. Akad. Nauk Ukr. RSR, A: Fiz.-Tekhn. Mat. Nauki, 1975, p. 652.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    I.P. Valyovka and Y.B. Kuzma: Dop. Akad. Nauk Ukr. RSR, A: Fiz.-Tekhn. Mat. Nauki, 1974, p. 1029.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    M. Dias, P.A. Carvalho, O. Sologub, O. Tougait, H. Noël, C. Godart, E. Leroy, A.P. Gonçalves: Intermetallics, 2007, vol.15, pp. 413-18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    M. Dias, P.A. Carvalho, M. Bohn, O. Tougait, H. Noël, and A.P. Gonçalves: Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 2013, vol. 44A, pp. 395–405.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    M. Dias, P.A. Carvalho, U.V. Mardolcar, O. Tougait, H. Noël, and A.P. Gonçalves: Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 2013, vol. 44A, pp. 2270–84.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    M. Dias, P.A. Carvalho, O.Sologub, L.C.J. Pereira, I.C. Santos, A.P. Gonçalves: J. Alloys Compd., 2009, vol. 492, 1–2, pp. L13-L15.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    W. Kurz, D.J. Fisher: Fundamentals of Solidification, Trans Tech Publications, Enfield, NH, 1992.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    M.E. Glicksman, L.M. Mizenko, M.E. Rettenmayer, S.P. Marsh, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 1994, vol. 178, 1–2, pp. 137–46.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    L.M. Colucci-Mizenko, M. E. Glicksman, R. N. Smith, J. Met., 1994, vol.46, 1, pp. 51-55.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    F.N. Rhines: Phase Diagrams in Metallurgy Their Development and Applicattion, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1956.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    A. Prince: Alloy Phase Equilibria, Elsevier Pub. Co., Amsterdam, New York, 1966.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    G. Nozle, W. Kraus: Powder Cell for Windows, Version 2.2, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, 1999.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    C. Merlet: Mikrochim. Acta, 1994, 114/115, pp. 363–76.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    T.B. Massalski and H. Okamoto: in Binary Alloy Phase Diagrams, P.R. Subramanian and L. Kacprzak, eds., ASM International, Metals Park, OH, 1990, 2nd ed.Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    H. Okamoto: in Binary Alloy Phase Diagrams Updating Service, H. Okamoto, ed., ASM International, Metals Park, OH, 1991.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Dias
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrícia Almeida Carvalho
    • 2
  • Umesh Vinaica Mardolcar
    • 3
    • 4
  • Olivier Tougait
    • 5
  • Henri Noël
    • 5
  • António Pereira Gonçalves
    • 6
  1. 1.Associação Euratom/IST, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.ICEMS, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de FísicaInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Centro de Ciência Moleculares e MateriaisFaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR CNRS 6226Université de Rennes 1RennesFrance
  6. 6.Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, IST/ITN, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade Técnica de LisboaBobadela LRSPortugal

Personalised recommendations