Thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of the melt spinning process of Fe-6.5 wt.% Si alloy

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Cui, Senlin
Ma, Tao
Macziewski, Chad
Zhou, Lin
Kramer, Matthew
Cui, Jun
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Ouyang, Gaoyuan
Ames Laboratory Scientist II
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The microstructural evolution of Fe-6.5 wt.% Si alloy during rapid solidification was studied over a quenching rate of 4 × 104 K/s to 8 × 105 K/s. The solidification and solid-state diffusional transformation processes during rapid cooling were analyzed via thermodynamic and kinetic calculations. The Allen-Cahn theory was adapted to model the experimentally measured bcc_B2 antiphase domain sizes under different cooling rates. The model was calibrated based on the experimentally determined bcc_B2 antiphase domain sizes for different wheel speeds and the resulting cooling rates. Good correspondence of the theoretical and experimental data was obtained over the entire experimental range of cooling rates. Along with the asymptotic domain size value at the infinite cooling rates, the developed model represents a reliable extrapolation for the cooling rate > 106 K/s and allows one to optimize the quenching process.


This is a manuscript of an article published as Cui, Senlin, Gaoyuan Ouyang, Tao Ma, Chad R. Macziewski, Valery I. Levitas, Lin Zhou, Matthew J. Kramer, and Jun Cui. "Thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of the melt spinning process of Fe-6.5 wt.% Si alloy." Journal of Alloys and Compounds 771 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.08.293. Posted with permission.

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