Research report 2019 - Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
Development of sustainable alloys for demanding applications
Martin Palm, Frank Stein, Angelika Gedsun, Gerhard Dehm
Structure and Nano-/ Micromechanics of Materials, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf
SummaryBecause of their unique combination of properties, intermetallic alloys based on iron aluminides are considered as being specifically sustainable. Following basic research of the underlying thermodynamics, different alloying concepts have been developed at MPIE. Resulting high-strength alloys are currently tested by industries for various applications, eg. as brake discs in wind power stations or tubes for biomass power plants. Currently, ideal combinations of alloy concepts, processing routes and properties of manufactured parts are investigated in close cooperation with industries.