Microstructural influence on corrosion properties of aluminium composites reinforced with amorphous iron borides Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2014

start page

  • 678

end page

  • 684


  • 7


  • 65

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0947-5117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-4176


  • Aluminium composite materials reinforced with amorphous iron borides (Fe/B) have been manufactured following a powder metallurgical (PM) route. Aluminium particles were mixed with 20% (by wt.) Fe/B particles (obtained by mechanical alloying during 36 h from iron and boron powders, 50% by wt. mixture). Mixes were uniaxially pressed and sintered at different temperatures (ranging from 650 to 1100 °C). The effect of sintering temperature on the corrosion resistance of those materials has been studied and related to the formed microstructures. Moreover, those materials were compared to a wrought and a PM plain aluminium. Their behaviour is studied through cyclic anodic polarization curves in chloride media. In the Al + 20%Fe/B composites, low sintering temperatures (650&-950 °C) exert a negative effect. However, when the material was sintered at high temperature (1000&-110 0°C) its behaviour was very similar to the pure sintered aluminium.