This book surveys the broad field of mechanical alloying from a scientific and technological perspective to form a timely and comprehensive resource valuable to both students and researchers. The treatment progresses from the historical background through a description of the process, the different metastable effects produced, and the mechanisms of phase formation to applications of mechanically alloyed products. The presentation is straightforward and easy to understand but does not compromise the scientific accuracy. It includes an unusually extensive listing of the results of different metastable effects obtained in various alloy systems along with thorough references in each chapter.
Introduction. Historical Perspective. Nomenclature. Equipment for Mechanical Alloying. Process Variable in Milling. Mechanism of Alloying. Characterization of Powders. Temperature Rise during Milling. Solid Solubility Extensions. Synthesis of Intermetallics. Disordering of Intermetallics. Solid-State Amorphization. Nanostructured Materials. Mechanochemical Processing. Powder Contamination. Modeling Studies and milling Maps. Applications. Safety Hazards. Concluding Remarks.