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Effect of Small Alloying Additions on the Mechanical Properties of Sintered Al–Sn Composites


The Al–Sn composites prepared by liquid phase sintering of a mixture of alloyed aluminum and tin powders are studied. A small amount of alloying additions (Zn, Mg, Si, Cu) is found to promote substantial hardening of the aluminum matrix during its treatment by equal channel angular pressing, but these additions decrease the plastic properties. The maximum strength and the minimum plasticity are detected in the samples alloyed with 2% Cu.

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The electron-microscopic studies were performed using the equipment of the Share Use Centre “Nanotech” at the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.


This study was performed in terms of state task of the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, theme no. FWRW-2021-0006.

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Rusin, N.M., Skorentsev, A.L. Effect of Small Alloying Additions on the Mechanical Properties of Sintered Al–Sn Composites. Russ. Metall. 2022, 325–331 (2022).

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  • aluminium-matrix composite
  • sintering
  • equal channel angular pressing
  • mechanical properties