Effect of impurities (graphite) on the high-temperature creep-properties of NIAL

Prakash, Ved and Pool, M J (1981) Effect of impurities (graphite) on the high-temperature creep-properties of NIAL. Journal of Materials Science, 16 (9). pp. 2495-2500.

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Previous high-temperature compression creep studies of NiAI have shown peculiar behaviour in the temperature range 700 to 900° C, which was perhaps due to precipitation of impurities in the matrix. To isolate the "impurity" effect, high-purity NiAI samples with 0.15 at% and 0.20 at% carbon (graphite) additions have been creep tested at four temperatures between 700 and 850° C. Addition of graphite has been shown to produce a significant reduction in the creep strength of the alloys. However, alloys with higher graphite concentrations have shown better creep resistance than those with lower graphite concentrations. Transmission electron microscopy indicates the presence of competing softening and hardening mechanisms in the alloys. Softening is due to the graphite particles acting as a dislocation source. Hardening results from a grain-boundary hardening mechanism due to the graphite particles segregating at grain boundaries and a dislocation—impurity (fine graphite) interaction, developing a Cottrell-like atmosphere.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Materials Science; Multidisciplinary; parent metals; aluminium
Divisions:Director Office
ID Code:5181
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:16 May 2012 11:56
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