Small-volume Reactive Metal Alloys Prepared by Ellectron Beam Melting

TitleSmall-volume Reactive Metal Alloys Prepared by Ellectron Beam Melting
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsZobač, M. - Vlček, I. - Zobačová, J. - Rek, A.
Conference Name21st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Conference LocationBrno, Czech republic
Keywordsactive solder, electron beam melting, tin alloys, titanium alloys, water cooled crucible

The paper deals with the preparation of small volumes of reactive metal alloys (particularly titanium), utilizing an electron beam as the heat source. The melting was performed in a vacuum environment in order to prevent the compounds from reacting with atmospheric components. The water-cooled crucible avoids any contamination of the alloy, which would have otherwise arisen during the heating of the materials. The composition of resulting alloys were then investigated by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.