Microstructure evolution in boronized inconel 718 superalloy

Joshi, Akashy J and Singh, Rajkumar P and Hosmani, Santosh S (2017) Microstructure evolution in boronized inconel 718 superalloy. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 59(1) . pp. 11-21.

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This study was focused on the pack-boronizing of Inconel 718 alloy tunderstand the microstructure evolution at 950 and 1050°C. Cross-section of the specimens boronized at 950°C showed the formation of silicide top layer and boride layer beneath to it. The separate layer of silicide was not observed for the specimens boronized at 1050°C. Ni-, Cr- and Fe- borides were observed in the boride layer. Unlike 950 °C, borides of various shapes, like the square, pentagonal and hexagonal, were observed in boride layer at 1050°C. Boride layer showed very good adhesion to the substrate. Maximum hardness of the boride layer was about 1600-2000 HV, which was about 4-6 times the hardness of the core. On the basis of obtained results, mechanisms of the microstructure development in the boride layer were proposed.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://eprints.nmlindia.org/7746
Uncontrolled Keywords:Boronizing, Inconel, Boride, Silicide, Microstructure, Morphology, Boronizingmechanism.
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7746
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:12 Feb 2018 12:27
Last Modified:12 Feb 2018 12:27
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