Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 47, Issue 24, pp 8360–8366

Phase separation in monotectic alloys as a route for liquid state fabrication of composite materials

  • I. Kaban
  • M. Köhler
  • L. Ratke
  • R. Nowak
  • N. Sobczak
  • N. Mattern
  • J. Eckert
  • A. L. Greer
  • S. W. Sohn
  • D. H. Kim
HTC 2012


The mechanism of liquid–liquid phase separation and factors determining the solid-state microstructure of monotectic alloys are discussed. The effect of the cooling rate on the phase-separated morphology is shown in examples of Al–In, Al–Pb, Ni–Nb–Y and Zr–Gd–Co–Al alloys solidified by different techniques. A remarkable improvement of the microstructure for the Al91Pb9 hypermonotectic alloy cast with TiB2 particles, which catalyze the phase separation, is demonstrated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kaban
    • 1
  • M. Köhler
    • 2
  • L. Ratke
    • 2
  • R. Nowak
    • 3
  • N. Sobczak
    • 3
  • N. Mattern
    • 1
  • J. Eckert
    • 1
    • 4
  • A. L. Greer
    • 5
  • S. W. Sohn
    • 6
  • D. H. Kim
    • 6
  1. 1.IFW DresdenInstitute for Complex MaterialsDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Materialphysik im WeltraumDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)KölnGermany
  3. 3.Center for High-Temperature StudiesFoundry Research InstituteCracowPoland
  4. 4.TU DresdenInstitute of Materials ScienceDresdenGermany
  5. 5.Department of Materials Science & MetallurgyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  6. 6.Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Center for Noncrystalline MaterialsYonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

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