An investigation on microwave sintering of Fe, Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-C alloys

Raja Annamalai, Anish Upadhyaya, Dinesh Agrawal

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The powder characteristics of metallic powders play a key role during sintering. Densification and mechanical properties were also influenced by it. The current study examines the effect of heating mode on densification, microstructure, phase compositions and properties of Fe, Fe-2Cu and Fe-2Cu-0·8C systems. The compacts were heated in 2·45 GHz microwave sintering furnaces under forming gas (95%N2-5%H 2) at 1120 °C for 60 min. Results of densification, mechanical properties and microstructural development of the microwave-sintered samples were reported and critically analysed in terms of various powder processing steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-456
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of Materials Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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