Defects Interaction on the Mechanical Properties during Transition Formation of (Mo, Cr)3Si Intermetallic Alloys


Molybdenum silicides alloys with different Mo and Cr additions were produced by the arc cast method. The microstructure revealed mostly single phase structure. Mechanical properties were evaluated in the alloys, showing a decreasing behavior on microhardness. Fracture toughness values were obtained from cracks produced by Vickers indentation technique, showing that ternary alloying did not have a significant effect. Vacancy studies demonstrated that thermal vacancies along the transition line slightly affected the mechanical behavior.

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Rosales, I. and Martínez, H. (2014) Defects Interaction on the Mechanical Properties during Transition Formation of (Mo, Cr)3Si Intermetallic Alloys. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2, 64-70. doi: 10.4236/msce.2014.211009.

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