Title

Studying the effect of zeolite inclusion in aluminum alloy on measurement of its surface hardness using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique

Authors

Authors

O. M. Khalil; I. Mingareev; T. Bonhoff; A. F. El-Sherif; M. C. Richardson;M. A. Harith

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Eng.

Keywords

aluminum alloys; zeolite; laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy; surface; hardness; CALCIFIED TISSUES; Optics

Abstract

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been used to study the surface hardness of special aluminum alloys containing zeolite. The aluminum alloy has acquired pronounced changes in its metallurgical properties due to the zeolite inclusion. The surface hardness of the samples under investigation is determined by measuring the spectral intensity ratios of the ionic to atomic spectral lines in the LIBS spectra of samples having different surface hardness values that have been conventionally measured before for comparison. The presence of aluminum silicate mineral in the studied alloys enabled material volume to expand under compression. This feature gave new results in the measurement of hardness via LIBS. It has been proven that the trend of the alloy density change complies with the increase of ionic to atomic spectral line intensity ratio. (C) 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

Journal Title

Optical Engineering

Volume

53

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

5

WOS Identifier

WOS:000337168500014

ISSN

0091-3286

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