Effect of Alloying Elements and Impurity (N) on Bulk and Grain Boundary Cohesion in Cr-Base Alloys
Effect of comprehensive alloying system (W, Ta, Nb, Mo, V, Hf, Ti, Zr, Ni) and impurity N on cohesive properties of the bulk and the special high-angle grain boundary (GB) Σ5 (210) in Cr-base alloys, as well as segregation behavior of impurities at the GB and the (210) free surface are studied by first principles calculations. The analysis of the data obtained allows us to single out W, Ta as the best and nitrogen as the worst interatomic bond strengthening elements for both the bulk and GB in Cr-base alloys. To verify these theoretical results by means of experiment, we investigated an influence of W (up to 10 wt. %), and (Ta, Nb, Hf and Zr) on mechanical properties of Cr-base alloy. We observed an increasing of the strength properties due to W addition and increasing of the plasticity as a result of (Ta, Nb, Hf, Zr) adding.
Prof. Haider F. Abdul Amir, Prof. Alexander M. Korsunsky and Maria Mucha
V. N. Butrim et al., "Effect of Alloying Elements and Impurity (N) on Bulk and Grain Boundary Cohesion in Cr-Base Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1119, pp. 569-574, 2015