Different pathways of phase transition in a V-Si system driven by mechanical alloying

L. Liu, L. Lu, M.O. Lai, M. Magini, G.T. Fei, L.D. Zhang

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Solid state reactions induced by mechanical alloying of an elemental powder mixture of V and Si with a composition of V75Si25were investigated using X-ray diffraction and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the phase transitions in this system are closely related to the milling intensity. High-energy milling mainly causes the formation of intermetallic compounds, whereas low-energy milling leads to amorphization. The thermodynamics and kinetics related to the different pathways of V-Si phase transition are briefly discussed in this paper. The effect of air contamination on phase transition is also addressed. © 1993 Elsevier science Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539 - 545
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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