Some Aspects Regarding the Complex Alloying of the Ni3Al Intermetallic Compound with Substitutional and Interstitial Elements
Research results focussed on the combined influence of iron and boron, in proportions of 0.5 and up to 10 wt.% respectively, in complex alloyed Ni3Al synthesised by Self Propagating High Temperature Synthesis (SHS) in the thermo-explosion mode at two ignition temperatures, 950 and 1150 oC, are presented. By XRD and Mössbauer spectroscopy it was established that for 950 oC ignition temperature, the evolved heat is not high enough for the added Fe to be fully incorporated into the synthesised Ni3Al phase, a temperature of 1150 oC being required. For this temperature, the density of the synthesised alloys, their capacity to be cold deformed by re-pressing, hardness and bending strength variations as a function of B and Fe contents, proved their cumulative effects of the ductility and mechanical properties of complex alloyed Ni3Al enhancing.
Ionel Chicinaş and Traian Canta
M. Lucaci et al., "Some Aspects Regarding the Complex Alloying of the Ni3Al Intermetallic Compound with Substitutional and Interstitial Elements ", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 23, pp. 67-70, 2007