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Title: Kirkendall effect in liquid during the in situ processing of metal matrix composites under micro-gravity conditions
Authors: Anestiev, Ljubomir ×
Froyen, Ludo
Van Vugt, L #
Issue Date: May-2002
Publisher: Kluwer academic publ
Series Title: Journal of materials science vol:37 issue:9 pages:1907-1913
Abstract: Some interesting and unexpected effects observed during the in situ production of an Al-TiB2 metal matrix composite during the STS95, SPACE-SHUTTLE (1998) mission are described. It is shown that during the processing of the composites a Kirkendall effect in the liquid is observed. In contrast with the classical effect, this is due not only to the considerable diffusivity difference between the B and Ti in the Al matrix, but also to the chemical reaction taking place to form TiB2. (C) 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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ISSN: 0022-2461
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Section (-)
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