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Alloying Effect of Ta on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ni3(Si,Ti) Intermetallic Alloy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 March 2011

Daiki Imajo
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1Gakuen-cho Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, JAPAN
Yasuyuki Kaneno
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1Gakuen-cho Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, JAPAN
Takayuki Takasugi
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1Gakuen-cho Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, JAPAN
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Abstract

The refractory element Ta was added to L12-type Ni3(Si,Ti) intermetallic alloys in order to substitute for Ti. The microstructure and the mechanical properties of the alloys were investigated as a function of the Ta content. All the alloys were doped with 50 wt.ppm boron to suppress intergranular fracture. The alloys containing up to 5 at.% Ta showed an L12 single-phase microstructure, while the alloys containing more than 5 at.% Ta exhibited a two-phase microstructure consisting of Ni3Ta particles in the L12 matrix. At room-temperature (RT), the hardness of the alloys with the L12 single-phase microstructure increased with increasing Ta content due to solid solution hardening of Ta. RT yield stress (0.2% yield strength) and tensile ultimate strength of the alloys with the L12 single-phase microstructure increased with increasing Ta content keeping a high level of tensile elongation. At high-temperature (HT), the positive temperature dependence of hardness was observed in all the alloys, irrespective of Ta addition. HT hardness was also enhanced by the addition of Ta. It was consequently demonstrated that Ta is a remarkable solid solution hardening element in the Ni3(Si,Ti) alloys.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2011

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