VISCOSITY OF CuPb, CuPbSn, CuPbSnGa AND CuPbSnGaBi MELTS OF EQUIATOMIC COMPOSITIONS

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Olga Chikova
Vladimir Tsepelev
Kseniya Shmakova

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We investigated the viscosity of CuPb, CuPbSn, CuPbSnGa and CuPbSnGaBi melts of equiatomic compositions by the method of damped torsion vibrations of a crucible. We saw the melts of equiatomic composition as the melts high-entropy. All the investigated melts demonstrated the different temperature dependences of viscosity for heating and cooling. There is an anomalous reduction in viscosity resulted when the melt is heated to a specific temperature. The anomalous behaviour for viscosity we interpreted in terms of melt structure. This structural changes in the melt resulted when the melt is heated to a specific temperature. The microstructure of CuPbSnGaBi ingot of equiatomic composition we investigated using optical microscopy and measurement of microhardness. Collations data of the microstructures with of the microhardness gave three structural components: CuGa2 dendrites, (Sn) + (Bi) + Bi3Pb7 ternary eutectic and rounded Pb inclusions having dimensions of 5 m.

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