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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Measurement, Elsevier.
Source : Measurement, Elsevier, Volume 129, p.389–394 (2018)
Keywords : Al-Mg alloy, Grain refinement, MgAl2O4, Ultrasonic treatment
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Verified : No
Year : 2018
Abstract : A novel approach was made for synthesis of in-situ MgAl2O4 particles in Al-4Mg alloy by addition of H3BO3 (0–2 wt%) precursor under Ultrasonic Treatment (UT). The synthesized composites were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. An improved reaction of H3BO3 with aluminium alloy was observed on 5 min UT. Increase in H3BO3 addition reduces the grain size of the aluminium alloy till 5–6 times although the ultrasonic effect further contributes greatly to the grain refinement by 2–3 times reduction additionally. Substantial grain refinement by UT was elucidated to the cavitation enhanced reaction of H3BO3 which resulted in the increased number density of MgAl2O4 particles. Enhanced wettability of the MgAl2O4 particles under UT makes it as potential heterogeneous nucleation sites of Al.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Raghu, Nampoothiri, J., and T. Satish Kumar, “In-situ generation of MgAl2O4 particles in Al-Mg alloy using H3BO3 addition for grain refinement under ultrasonic treatment”, Measurement, vol. 129, pp. 389–394, 2018.