Synthesis of Intermetallic Ni3Al Alloy: Properties and High Temperature Oxidation Behaviour
Two different methods were utilized to synthesize intermetallic nickel aluminide alloy. The first method was combination of powder metallurgy and reaction synthesis (IMC_RS) and the second method was plasma melting to form homogenous plasma melted samples (IMC_PM). XRD patterns for both samples showed complete formation of single phase Ni3Al. Saturation magnetization value for IMC_RS was 0.445 emu/g and IMC_PM was 0.157 emu/g. This was comparable with Ms value of commercial Ni3Al from Alfa Aeser (0.398 emu/g). The reduced elastic modulus, Er value of IMC_PM and IMC_RS were 441.09 MPa. 408.2 MPa respectively. Both samples were exposed to 1%SO2/air gas mixture at 1000oC for 24-hour duration. The isothermal kinetic results for both samples were parabolic indicating rate limiting step. The oxide scales consisted of NiO, NiAl2O4 and Al2O3.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
R. Ismail and I. I. Yaacob, "Synthesis of Intermetallic Ni3Al Alloy: Properties and High Temperature Oxidation Behaviour", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 386-389, 2010