TOLLEY Alfredo Juan
Aging of a Commercial Al-Cu-Si based alloy modified with Germanium.
V. MAKSIMOVIC; A. TOLLEY; M. T. JOVANOVIC; V. RADMILOVIC
MATERIALS SCIENCE FORUM
Trans Tech Publications
Año: 2004 vol. 453 p. 321 - 321
The effect of small addition (0,7 wt.%) of Ge on precipitation during aging at 190ºC of a modified commercial Al-Cu-Si based alloy has been studied. It was found that the maximum hardness in the alloy containing Ge was achieved three times faster than in the alloy without Ge. TEM results clearly demonstrate that the accelerated precipitation should be ascribed to a dense and fine distribution of Si-Ge particles serving as sites for heterogeneous precipitation of θ" and θ' phases. Accelerated precipitation during aging was accompanied by increase in hardness.