Diffusion of Ti, V and Nb in Ni3Al at Elevated Temperatures
Interdiffusion coefficients of Al replacing elements in Ni-Al-X (X=Ti, V and Nb) were estimated by a series of experiments using diffusion couples of Al rich pseudo-binary systems at three different temperatures of 1423, 1473 and 1523K. In order to obtain interdiffusion coefficients of the pseudo-binary systems, the experimental data was analyzed by the Sauer and Freise method, and also impurity diffusion coefficients of Ti, V and Nb in Ni3Al were estimated by applying the Darken-Manning equation. The magnitude of interdiffusion coefficient decreased in order of V, Ti and Nb at all three temperatures. Impurity diffusion coefficients were described by the expressions: , , . The activation enthalpies obtained from the experimental data confirmed the retardation of Ti, V and Nb diffusion in Ni3Al by the anti-site diffusion mechanism. These results are consistent with our previous work on diffusion of Re and Ru in Ni3Al .
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
H. Fukaya et al., "Diffusion of Ti, V and Nb in Ni3Al at Elevated Temperatures", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 384-389, 2010