Systems and methods are described for iron aluminum alloys. A composition includes iron, aluminum and manganese. A method includes providing an alloy including iron, aluminum and manganese; and processing the alloy. The systems and methods provide advantages because additions of manganese to iron aluminum alloys dramatically increase the fluidity of the alloys prior to solidification during casting.
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This invention was made with Government support under contact no. DE-AC05-96OR22464 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.