%0 Conference Proceedings
%B 21st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
%D 2012
%T Small-volume Reactive Metal Alloys Prepared by Ellectron  Beam Melting
%A Martin Zobač
%A Ivan Vlček
%A Zobacova, J.
%A Antonín Rek
%C Brno, Czech republic
%K active solder
%K electron beam melting
%K tin alloys
%K titanium alloys
%K water cooled crucible
%X The paper deals with the preparation of small volumes of reactive metal alloys (particularly titanium), utilizing an electron beam as the heat source. The melting was performed in a vacuum environment in order to prevent the compounds from reacting with atmospheric components. The water-cooled crucible avoids any contamination of the alloy, which would have otherwise arisen during the heating of the materials. The composition of resulting alloys were then investigated by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.