Formation of particles of bismuth-based binary alloys and intermetallic compounds by ultrasonic cavitation

Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Giora Kimmel, Ze'Ev Porat, Aharon Gedanken

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Abstract

This work describes the interactions of molten bismuth with other low-melting point metals (Sn, In, Ga and Zn) under sonication. Binary combinations of bismuth and one of these metals were melted together in hot silicone oil and irradiated with ultrasonic energy to form micro/nano alloy particles. The morphology, composition and crystal structure of these particles were analyzed. It was found that bismuth forms metal matrix composites with tin and zinc, intermetallic compounds with indium and an alloy with gallium. We also followed the structural changes in the system by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5374-5381
Number of pages8
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume39
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015

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© 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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Bar-Ilan University

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