Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 28 Issue 1 February 2005 pp 69-74 Alloys and Steels
The distribution of elements near the Fe3Al/Q235 diffusion bonding interface was computed by the diffusion equation as well as measured by means of EPMA. The results indicated close agreement between the two for iron and aluminium. Diffusion coefficient in the interface transition zone is larger than that in the Fe3Al and Q235 steel at the same temperature, which is favourable to elemental diffusion. The diffusion distance near the Fe3Al/Q235 interface increased with increasing heating temperature, 𝑇, and the holding time, 𝑡. The relation between the width of the interface transition zone, 𝑥, and the holding time, 𝑡, conformed to parabolic growth law: 𝑥2 = 4.8 × 104 exp(– 133/RT) (𝑡 – 𝑡0). The width of the interface transition zone does not increase significantly for holding times beyond 60 min.
Volume 29 Issue 2 April 2006 pp 155-158 Alloys
Ceramic matrix composite, TiC–Al2O3, and stainless steel, Cr18–Ni8, were joined at 1400 K by solid state diffusion bonding, making use of a Ti foil acting as thermal stress relief interlayer. The microstructure of the joint was thus formed. The diffusion bonded TiC–Al2O3/Cr18–Ni8 joint was investigated by a variety of characterization techniques such as scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicate that Ti foil is fully fused to react with elements from substrates and Ti3Al, TiC and 𝛼-Ti are formed in the diffusion bonded TiC–Al2O3/Cr18–Ni8 joint. The interfacial shear strength is up to 99 MPa and the shear fracture occurs close to the ceramic matrix composite due to the application of Ti foil acting as thermal stress relief interlayer.
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