Reactive Synthesis of Aluminide Intermetallies

David C. Dunand*

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Reactive synthesis of bulk and reinforced aluminides are reviewed. When processed under optimal conditions, reactively-synthesized aluminides display room-temperature mechanical properties as good as, or better than, cast aluminides. Frequently encountered defects resulting from reactive synthesis are: (i) porosity, (ii) incomplete synthesis and (iii) loss of shape due to liquid formation. Using a simple mass balance, the amount of liquid aluminide is calculated as a function of the initial temperature of the reactants. Process maps are discussed for some of the aluminides of nickel and titanium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-403
Number of pages31
JournalMaterials and Manufacturing Processes
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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