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Microstructure Evolution and Phase Transitions of the Annealed Cu–11%Al Alloy with Sn and Gd Additions

  • J. S. SouzaEmail author
  • R. A. G. Silva
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Abstract

The effects of Sn or Gd additions on the microstructure and phases transitions of the Cu–11%Al alloy (composition in wt.) were studied by Vickers microhardness measurements as a function of quenching temperature, optical microscopy (OM), scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results showed that the addition of Sn stabilizes the \( \beta \) phases, whereas the addition of Gd modifies the alloy microstructure, but it does not significantly interfere on the phase transitions observed in the Cu–11%Al alloy.

Keywords

Gd addition Sn addition Phase transitions Cu–Al alloys 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior—Brasil (CAPES)—Finance Code 001. The authors thank FAPESP (2012/050570-5 and 2019/06717-0) and CNPq for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas – ICAQFUniversidade Federal de São PauloDiademaBrazil

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