The sintering of TiAl alloys by the Spar Plasma Sintering (SPS) technique is investigated in the present paper. Compactions are conducted between 1100°C and 1225°C on a Ti49Al47Cr2Nb2 powder. Single phased and lamellar microstructures are generated at low and high temperatures, respectively. The former exhibits enhanced tensile properties at room temperature but at the expense of a limited creep resistance. On the other hand, the latter suffers from a poor ductility.
The deformation systems which are activated are determined by post-mortem transmission electron microscopy. The behavior of the single phased-alloy is analyzed in terms of the Hall-Petch law.