From Mechanical Alloying: Fundamentals and Applications


A variety of milling equipment such as attritor mills, vibratory mills, high speed blenders and shakers, planetary mill, and even large diameter conventional ball mills have been used to carry out MA. The milling machine stresses the maximum number of individual particles in a powder mass to undergo plastic deformation or initiate fracture with a minimum of energy. The motion of the milling medium and the charge varies with respect to the movement and trajectories of individual balls, the movement of the mass of balls, and the degree of energy applied to impact, shear attrition and compression forces acting on powder particles. Impact is the instantaneous striking of one object by another. Both objects may be moving or one may be stationary. Attrition is the production of wear debris or particles created by rubbing action between two bodies. This type of milling force is preferred when the materials are friable and exhibit minimal abrasiveness shear consisting of cutting or cleaving of particles, and is usually combined with other types of force. Shear contributes to fracturing by breaking particles into individual pieces, with the creation of a minimal of fines. Compression is the slow application of compressibility forces to a body. A choice between these is likely to be determined by the end results required, as well as the chemical and physical properties of the powder.

2.1.1 Mills in Practice Szegvari Attritor Mill

More than other ball mills, the Szegvari attritor is preferred by most workers because...

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3.1 REACTION MILLING While most MA is conducted in an inert atmosphere, there can be advantages to MA in a reactive atmosphere. In reaction milling, metal powders react extensively with the milling...

OVERVIEW A mill is a device which transfers energy to the charge. The mechanism of energy transfer from the milling tools to the milled powder is certainly different with different apparatuses, e.g.

Overview on particle size reduction, attrition milling technology, and comparison of various types of ball mills...

Introduction Grinding is the last stage in the process of comminution; in this stage the particles are reduced in size by a combination of impact and abrasion, either dry or in suspension in water.

The MA technique is being used mainly for three types of processing: alloying, metastable phase formation and activation of chemical reactions. The underlying mechanisms involved in these processes to...

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