We report one-step fast synthesis and consolidation of iron aluminide FeAl of high open porosity by pressureless reactive Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS). The starting material of the Fe-40at.%Al composition was a mixture of an iron powder with an average particle diameter of 4 μm and an aluminum powder with an average particle diameter of 6 μm. The rationale behind the choice of the SPS as a processing technique and fine and comparable sizes of the two reactants for the synthesis of high-open porosity FeAl was realization of fast full chemical conversion of Fe and Al into single-phase FeAl reducing the time available for the compact shrinkage. According to the XRD phase analysis, single-phase FeAl compacts formed after SPS at 800 and 900°C. These compacts had open porosities of 41 and 46%, respectively. The transverse rupture strength of the compacts sintered at 700-900°C was found to change little with the sintering temperature in the selected range.
|Журнал||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Состояние||Опубликовано - 5 июл 2017|