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Accelerating the kinetics of intermetallic compound formation at low temperatures

Funding: 2019: $130,000
2018: $131,300
2020: $80,944

Project Member(s): Cortie, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2018

Summary: Accelerating the formation of equilibrium intermetallic compounds. This project aims to develop new processing techniques to accelerate the formation of low temperature intermetallic compounds. Many exciting compounds cannot currently be used in technological applications, as they would require extremely protracted heat treatments to produce. The project will aim to determine if formation of these compounds will be accelerated if the precursor alloys are mechanically disordered so that they contain a very high density of defects. This problem will be explored by investigating the formation of prototypical materials including ferromagnetic and precious metal intermetallic compounds from disordered precursors. The project will result in improved strategies for manufacturing intermetallic compounds.

FOR Codes: Metals and Alloy Materials, Condensed Matter Physics not elsewhere classified, Manufacturing not elsewhere classified, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Other manufacturing not elsewhere classified