2003 Volume 44 Issue 11 Pages 2252-2257
Quaternary and ternary interdiffusion experiments of Al-rich α Al-Cu-Mg-Ag alloys have been performed in the temperature range from 793 to 853 K. The concentration profiles indicate that the diffusion distance of Cu is shorter than those of Mg and Ag in the solid solutions. The direct and indirect interdiffusion coefficients are positive in the ternary and quaternary alloys. The ratio of indirect coefficient to direct one suggests that repulsive interactions exist between Cu and Mg atoms in the Al-Cu-Mg-Ag alloys. In addition, the ratio values of converted interdiffusion coefficients in the quaternary alloys suggest that the interactions between Al(solvent) and Cu atoms are attractive in the present alloy.