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Segregation of copper in an Fe–Cu alloy under pulsed electric current

Zhang, X. F. and Qin, R. S. (2015). Segregation of copper in an Fe–Cu alloy under pulsed electric current. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 95(7) pp. 367–375.

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Effect of electric current on the segregation of copper precipitates in the Fe–13.6Cu alloy is evaluated. Results of this approach present two stages of segregation, namely, grain-boundary segregation during the solidification and interphase-boundary segregation during the decomposition of a solid solution. The segregation becomes apparent not only because the thermodynamic barrier for segregation is decreased, but also because the diffusion is greatly enhanced. Based on the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects, the segregation process under electric current would be of great interest and of physical importance because this kind of electric current-induced segregation was much stronger than the thermal diffusion segregation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0950-0839
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
A novel electropulse-based clean steel green processing methodEP/J011460/2EPSRC
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 43870
Depositing User: Rongshan Qin
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 13:23
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 09:21
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