Chemical Interaction of the In–Ga Eutectic with Al and Al-Base Alloys
, E-ISSN: 1608-3172
Institute of Hydrocarbon Processing Problems, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Neftezavodskaya ul. 54, Omsk, 644040 Russia
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Akademika Lavrent’eva 5, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia
The chemical interaction of the indium-gallium eutectic with Al and Al-base alloys is studied by x-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, and electron microscopy. Experimental data are presented that shed light on the reaction mechanism and the diffusion processes responsible for the subsequent disintegration of the material and its dissolution in water. Mechanical tests show that the activation of aluminum leads to a transition from plastic to brittle fracture.