Laves phases

Laves phases

[′lä·vəz ‚fāz·əz]
(metallurgy)
Alloy phases which have the general formula AB2, and the crystal structures of either MgCu2(cubic) or MgZn2 or MgNi2(both hexagonal).
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The 82 papers here include discussions of the general topics of hydrogen storage and thermoelectric applications; structure and properties of laves phases; and the fundamental of phase stability, defects, and theory.
The powders are composed mainly of the HCP alpha and Laves phases which transform to i-phase owing to rapid quenching during plasma spraying.
The composition corresponds to a Laves phase. (19) On the other hand, the etched part of the cross section is a lean Nickel phase.
A small fraction of the Laves phase is also likely to be present.