Volume 121, Number 3, February 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||28 March 2018|
Magnetic field induced band formation and crystal orientation in directionally solidified Cu-20 wt.% Sn peritectic alloys
1 State Key Laboratory of Advanced Special Steels, Shanghai University - Shanghai, 200072, PRC
2 Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research - Xi'an, Shanxi, 710016, PRC
3 SIMAP-EPM-Madylam/G-INP/CNRS, PHELMA - BP 75, 38402 St Martin d'Heres Cedex, France
(a) Present address: School of Materials Science and Engineering Shanghai University - 149 Yanchang Road, Shanghai, 200072, PRC;; email@example.com (corresponding author)
Received: 5 November 2017
Accepted: 4 March 2018
The influence of a weak transverse magnetic field on the microstructure in directionally solidified Cu-20 wt.% Sn peritectic alloys at low speeds was investigated. Experimental results indicated that the magnetic field caused the evolution of the two-phase microstructure from coupled growth to band. Moreover, it was also found that the magnetic field induced the crystal orientation of the primary phase. The above results may be attributed to the effect of the magnetic field on the mass and heat transfer during directional solidification.
PACS: 81.10.-h – Methods of crystal growth; physics and chemistry of crystal growth, crystal morphology, and orientation / 47.65.Cb – Magnetic fluids and ferrofluids / 75.20.En – Metals and alloys
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