Matéria (Rio de Janeiro)
versão On-line ISSN 1517-7076
DE MICCO, G.; BOHE, A. E. e PASQUEVICH, D. M.. Cu-Zn-Al alloys characterization: phases thermal stability and dezincation. Matéria (Rio J.) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.2, pp. 245-252. ISSN 1517-7076. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-70762007000200002.
As a first stage in the study of chlorination of ternary alloys, characterization studies involving thermodynamics and temperature effects are necessary to know the changes in the structure, which might arise from the heating that precedes the chlorination reactions. The initial beta-alloy was quenched from 900ºC. After different non-isothermal treatments mass loss was observed due to a dezincation process at temperatures above 70ºC0. It was found that the heating rate affects the Zn loss starting temperature. Occurrence of low temperature phases due to thermal treatments was observed. The peaks observed in the sample XRD profiles allow to identify the presence of alpha and gamma phases for temperatures below 525ºC, and the beta phase for higher temperatures. At 240ºC the beta phase disappears after 9 hours, while at 315ºC the beta peak was absent after 2 hours. XRD and SEM techniques were used to analyse non-isothermal measurements and thermal treatments.
Palavras-chave : Preparation; chlorination; alloys; heat treatments; dezincation.