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Title: Discontinuous Precipitation in Ni-Base Superalloys During Solution Heat Treatment
Authors: Welton, D.
D'Souza, N.
Kelleher, J.
Gardner, S.
Dong, Z. H.
West, G. D.
Dong, Hongbiao
First Published: 14-Jul-2015
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany) for Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
Citation: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2015, 46A (9), pp. 4298-4315 (18)
Abstract: Discontinuous precipitation in single-crystal Ni-base superalloys during solution heat treatment has been studied. It is found that discontinuous precipitation occurs at temperatures approaching the solvus, where volume diffusion is dominant. Diffusion of Al ahead of the boundary leads to gamma prime precipitation and is accompanied by a loss in the driving force available for advancement of the grain boundary. The rate of gamma prime precipitation was tracked using in situ neutron diffraction during isothermal hold. Gamma prime precipitation is accompanied by super-saturation of Cr and W within the channels ahead of the interface. The driving force calculated for the initial stages of DP was [10-5 to 10-4] N/[μm2 of the grain boundary]. The results provide an insight into discontinuous precipitation during solution heat treatment of Ni-base single-crystal alloys and are useful in optimizing the heat treatment process to avoid surface defect formation.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s11661-015-3046-6
ISSN: 1073-5623
eISSN: 1543-1940
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015, the authors. This article is published with open access at
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