Active eutectoid decomposition in a near-eutectoid zirconium-copper alloy

Mukhopadhyay, Pradip ; Menon, Sarath Kumar ; Banerjee, Srikumar ; Krishnan, Rangachari (1979) Active eutectoid decomposition in a near-eutectoid zirconium-copper alloy Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 10 (8). pp. 1071-1084. ISSN 1073-5623

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The decomposition of the beta-phase into the α- and the Zr2Cu-phases has been investigated in a Zr-1.6 wt pct Cu alloy. It has been observed that the decomposition process is extremely rapid and cannot be suppressed even by rapid beta quenching. The product structure obtained on fast cooling consists of a lamellar aggregate of the α-phase and a metastable phase which does not have the stoichiometry of the Zr2Cu-phase. Structurewise, this phase is similar but not identical to the equilibrium phase. A mechanism for this rapid decomposition of the β-phase has been proposed. It has also been found that the equilibrium Zr2Cu-phase emerges after short aging treatments at sufficiently high temperatures in the α+ Zr2Cu field.

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