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Determination of the crystal structure of theɛphase in the Fe–Al system by high-temperature neutron diffraction

Authors
Journal
Intermetallics
0966-9795
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.intermet.2009.07.006
Keywords
  • A. Intermetallics
  • B. Phase Diagrams
  • B. Phase Identification
  • B. Crystallography
  • B. Crystal Chemistry Of Intermetallics
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract The crystal structure of the high-temperature ɛ phase of the Fe–Al system has been determined by in-situ high-temperature neutron diffraction for the first time and the crystallographic parameters have been established by Rietveld refinement of the data. The ɛ phase was found to have a body-centered cubic structure of the Hume-Rothery Cu 5Zn 8-type (space group I 4 ¯ 3 m (No. 217), Z = 4, Pearson symbol cI52, Strukturbericht designation D8 2). Accordingly, the ε phase has the formula Fe 5Al 8. Its lattice parameter is a = 8.9757(2) Å at 1120 °C, which is 3.02 times that of cubic FeAl (B2) at the same temperature. All fractional atomic coordinates, site occupation factors and interatomic distances were determined and it was examined how this phase can meet the rules for Hume-Rothery-type phases.

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