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Role of Ti and Y in the nucleation of the primary α-Al of Al7075–Ti–Y natural composites and influence of ultrasonic vibration

Xiao-Hui Chen, Lei Liu, Jinbo Li and Fayun Zhang


Al7075–Ti–Y natural composites were prepared by using a combination of ultrasonic vibration and casting. The effects of titanium (Ti) and yttrium (Y) on the nucleation of primary α-Al were studied and the influencing mechanism of Y on the TiAl3 formation was analysed. Furthermore, a reaction kinetics model of TiAl3 under ultrasonic vibration was established. The results showed that the uniformly distributed TiAl3 and Al3Y nano-particles resulted in grain refinement. Y changed the morphology of TiAl3 and the appearance of corrosion pits was related to the fact that Y was dissolved within the TiAl3 structure to form Ti(Al,Y)3. The established model revealed that ultrasonic vibration significantly promoted the formation of TiAl3, and that ultrasonic time was the main factor affecting its growth.

Dr. Xiao-Hui Chen Xinyu University No. 2666 Yangguan load High-tech zone 338004 Xinyu P. R. China Tel.: +86 0790 666 6108

Funding statement: Authors express their gratitude to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 52065066), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi Province (Grant No. 20192BAB206030), and the Science and Technology Program of Education Office of Jiangxi Province (Grant No. GJJ191050) for financial support.


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Received: 2020-11-05
Accepted: 2021-04-30
Published Online: 2021-08-18
Published in Print: 2021-08-31

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