In this article, we aim to study the problem of the growth of intermetallic phases in solder joints undergoing mechanical deformation, using a phase-field model for multi-phase systems that can treat diffusion, elastic and plastic deformation. A suitable model is formulated and applied to Sn--Cu/Cu lead-free solder joints. The growth of the intermetallic layers during solid-state annealing is simulated for different strain states. We assess the ...
An integrated process for iron recovery and binder production from bauxite residue (red mud) KU Leuven
Strengthened interfacial bonding and its effects on fracture mode of TaC ceramics with addition of B KU Leuven
Effects of LaAlO3 and La2O2S inclusions on the initialization of localized corrosion of pipeline steels in NaCl solution KU Leuven
Selective Roasting of Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnets as a Pretreatment Step for Intensified Leaching with an Ionic Liquid KU Leuven
The Impact of Sample Homogeneity, Crucible Material, and Oxygen Partial Pressure on the Crystallization of Fe-Rich Oxidic Slag in CLSM Experiments KU Leuven
New bulk MAX phase-based ceramics were synthesized in the Ta–Hf–Al–C and Ta–Nb–Al–C systems. Specifically, (Ta1-x,Hfx)4AlC3 and (Ta1-x,Nbx)4AlC3 stoichiometries with x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.25 were targeted by reactive hot pressing of Ta2H, HfH2, NbH0.89, Al and C powder mixtures at 1550 °C in vacuum. The produced ceramics were characterized in terms of phase composition and microstructure by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, ...