SEM and EDAX Evaluation of Al-Fe Alloy
Arthur Jebastine Sunderraj D1, Arun Vasantha Geethan K2, Ananthapadmanaban D3
1Arthur Jebastine Sunderraj D*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St.Joseph’s Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
2Arun Vasantha Geethan K, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St.Joseph’s Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
3Ananthapadmanaban D, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Kallavakkam, India
Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 2651-2654 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9881109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9881.109119
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Abstract: The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-Ray analysis of the Al-Fe alloy revealed the formation of varying ironaluminide intermetallic compounds. The Al-Fe alloys were produced by varying the composition of Fe. The pure ‘Al’ billets were heated up to 750оc and in the molten condition of aluminium ‘Fe’ powder was added resulting in an exothermic reaction. The exothermic reaction raised the molten bath temperature to ~ 1400оc which activated the formation of intermetallic compound.
Keywords: Intermetallics, ironaluminide, microstructure.