International Journal of Materials Research（IF:0.748)
Volume 106, Issue 5, May 2015, Pages 470-480
Experimental study of the phase relationships in the Al-rich corner of the Al–Si–Fe–Cr quaternary system at 700 ℃
Zhe Zhou, Zhi Li, Yi Xie, Xinming Wang, Yongxiong Liu, Zhaohui Long, Fucheng Yin
The phase equilibria of the 700 °C isothermal section of the Al–Si–Fe–Cr quaternary system with Al fixed at 90 at.%, and the related Al-rich ternary systems, have been determined experimentally with scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry. Eight four-phase regions and a new quaternary compound named ζ are found in the 700 °C isothermal section of Al–Si–Fe–Cr quaternary system. The ζ phase is found to be in equilibrium with all phases in the section including the FeAl3, τ5, τ6, (Si), τ1, Al4Cr, Al45Cr7 and H phases, as well as the liquid phase.