Formation Mechanism of Low Angle Boundary of DD6 Single Crystal Superalloy Blades
The specimens were machined from DD6 single crystal superalloy blades with low angle boundary. The misorientation of LAB was measured with EBSD technique in scanning electron microscope. The microstructures of specimens with LAB were examined in optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. The formation mechanism of low angle boundary of DD6 single crystal superalloy blades was investigated. The results showed that he formation of LAB which is caused by the deviating orientation from ideal  and the angle between the crystal orientation and shell is crystal selection process acted by dendrite competitive growth rule. Part of dendrites have changed their growth orientation a little to the decreasing  orientation departure angle because of solidification condition fluctuating during dendrites branching process. The LAB is the obvious interface between the deforming dendrites and their surrounding dendrites.
Chunxiang Cui, Yali Li and Zhihao Yuan
Z.X. Shi et al., "Formation Mechanism of Low Angle Boundary of DD6 Single Crystal Superalloy Blades", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 535-537, pp. 1019-1022, 2012