Influence of the Content of Ni as Minority Alloying Element on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Amorphous and Ultrafine Crystalline Al-Cu-Mg-Ni Alloys

Authors

  • Vanya Dyakova Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Sabina Cherneva Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Yana Mourdjeva Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Yoanna Kostova Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2024.06.03

Keywords:

nanoindentation, hardness, modulus, mechanical, amorphous, Al, Cu, Mg, Ni, alloys, crystalline

Abstract

The effect of nickel as a minority alloying element (1--3) at.% on the structure and mechanical properties of amorphous and ultrafine crystalline Al75Cu15Mg9Ni, Al75Cu15Mg8Ni2 and Al73Cu15Mg9Ni3 alloys was investigated. Rapidly solidified ribbons of the three alloys were produced by chill block melt spinning (CBMS) method. It was proven that the rapid solidification produced amorphous structure in all alloys. Detailed HRTEM observations revealed zones of chemical inhomogeneity in the X-ray amorphous matrix which were identified as zones containing clusters of different atoms. A part of the ribbons was annealed until complete crystallization. The indentation hardness HIT and indentation modulus EIT of the amorphous and ultrafine crystalline Al-Cu-Mg-Ni alloys were investigated and compared using nanoindentation tests. The obtained results showed an increase of HIT and EIT with increasing Ni content in both amorphous and ultrafine crystalline samples. All ultrafine crystalline samples had higher HIT and EIT than the amorphous ones.

Author Biographies

Vanya Dyakova, Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mailing Address:
Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with
Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
67 Shipchenski prohod Blvd
1574 Sofia, Bulgaria

Email: v_diakova@ims.bas.bg

Sabina Cherneva, Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mailing Address:
Institute of Mechanics,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Akad. G. Bonchev St, Bl. 4
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Email: sabina@imbm.bas.bg

Yana Mourdjeva, Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mailing Address:
Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with
Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
67 Shipchenski prohod Blvd
1574 Sofia, Bulgaria

Email: yana@ims.bas.bg

Yoanna Kostova, Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mailing Address:
Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with
Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
67 Shipchenski prohod Blvd
1574 Sofia, Bulgaria

Email: y_kostova@ims.bas.bg

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Published

30-06-2024

How to Cite

[1]
V. Dyakova, S. Cherneva, Y. Mourdjeva, and Y. Kostova, “Influence of the Content of Ni as Minority Alloying Element on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Amorphous and Ultrafine Crystalline Al-Cu-Mg-Ni Alloys”, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 810–816, Jun. 2024.

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Chemistry