"Ternary Alloys" book series authored by MSIT provide reliable and comprehensive descriptions of materials constitution. They are based on critical intellectual evaluations of all data available at the time and it critically weights the different findings.

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Selected Al-Fe-X Ternary Systems for Industrial Applications
Volume 21 of the handbook series Ternary Alloys. A Comprehensive Compendium of Evaluated Constitutional Data and Phase Diagrams

The Volume 21 “Selected Al-Fe-X Ternary Systems for Industrial Applications” will be published in November 2022 as a printed edition.

978-3-932120-51-0; Editors: Frank Stein and Martin Palm; Authors: MSIT®.
© Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2022

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Fe–Al-based materials are an economic alternative to Cr-Ni steels and Ni-based superalloys for structural applications. They are also the basis of corrosion- and wear-resistant coatings and magnetic materials, e.g. Heusler alloys. In addition, they are applied in catalysis and hydrogen generation and storage, and in many systems quasicrystalline phases form, which exhibit remarkable properties. Fe–Al-based materials have been of interest for structural applications for more than a century. Materials based on intermetallic phases can offer a high ratio of strength in relation to their density. Therefore, specifically the Al-containing intermetallics with Ni, Ti, and Fe are of interest in the view of energy saving aspects. Knowledge of Fe–Al–X systems plays also an important role in the development of various coatings.

The current compendium critically evaluates and summarizes all the available knowledge on phase equilibria, phase transformations, crystallographic details of the phases and their known properties and applications of 22 Fe–Al–X ternary systems and the Fe-Al binary system, which are important for industrial applications.

The system reports are arranged in the alphabetical order and have a standard format, allowing easy access to the required data. The following information is provided: liquidus projections, isothermal and vertical sections, quasibinary sections, reaction schemes, invariant equilibria, crystallographic data, thermodynamic data and materials properties, accompanied by short descriptive texts and extensive references.

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Starting with the Volume 19, MSI has changed slightly the concept of the handbook series “Ternary Alloys. A Comprehensive Compendium of Evaluated Constitutional Data and Phase Diagrams”. Instead of exploring alphabetically all ternary systems based on one chemical element, like Al-X-Y or Mg-X-Y, the following volumes are dedicated to particular classes of materials or particular application areas, like volume 19 – “Selected Systems for Nuclear Applications”, volume 20 - “Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications”. Selected are ternary systems of importance to industrial alloy development and systems which gained scientific interest in the recent years.

The book series Ternary Alloys provides reliable and comprehensive descriptions of the materials constitution, based on critical intellectual evaluations of all data available at the time and it critically weights the different findings, also with respect to their compatibility with today’s edge binary phase diagrams.

Reliable phase diagrams provide scientists and engineers with basic information of eminent importance for fundamental research and for the development and optimization of materials. So collections of such diagrams are extremely useful, if the data on which they are based have been subjected to critical evaluation, like in these volumes. Critical evaluation means: there where contradictory information is published data and conclusions are being analyzed, broken down to the firm facts and re-interpreted in the light of all present knowledge.

The evaluations are performed by MSIT®, Materials Science International Team, a group of scientists working together since 1984, being responsible for the publication of more than 60 books on phase diagrams and work related to the study of phase equilibria. Within this team skilled expertise is available for a broad range of methods, materials and applications. This joint competence is employed in the critical evaluation of the often conflicting literature data.

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