Mechanosynthesis and consolidation of nanocrystalline VSi

M. Magini, L. Liu, S. Casadio, C.A. Nannetti

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A powder mixture corresponding to the VSi2/SiC composite has been mechanically alloyed starting from elemental vanadium, silicon and silicon carbide powders. The alloying processes are monitored by X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. It has been found that the intermetallic VSi2/SiC composite with homogenous and nanocrystalline structure is obtained by high energy ball milling. The thermal behaviours of milled powders are analysed by differential thermal analysis and the powders are then compacted to full density by hot pressing. The microstructure of the consolidated composite is examined by optical microscopy and hardness determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385 - 390
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Magini, M., Liu, L., Casadio, S., & Nannetti, C. A. (1997). Mechanosynthesis and consolidation of nanocrystalline VSi. Key Engineering Materials, 127-131, 385 - 390.