Microstructural evolution of ball-milled powders made of immiscible elements

M. Angiolini, G. Mazzone, A. Montone, M. Vittori-Antisari

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The microstructure of several solid systems made of elements displaying a very limited mutual solid solubility at the thermodynamic equilibrium, submitted to high energy ball milling for different times was investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The systems were Cu-Fe, Cu-Ag, Ag-Fe, and Ag-Co. TEM observations were based on the combined use of microdiffraction and X-ray microanalysis to detect both elements in a single phase grain. The formation of solid solution Cu(Fe) was observed only for the Cu-Fe sample, which locally showed the presence of contrast fluctuations with spinodal decomposition of the metastable solid solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29 - 30
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Computer-Assisted Microscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Angiolini, M., Mazzone, G., Montone, A., & Vittori-Antisari, M. (1998). Microstructural evolution of ball-milled powders made of immiscible elements. Journal of Computer-Assisted Microscopy, 9(1), 29 - 30.