Investigation on a Fabrication Technique of TiAl Sheet
A TiAl sheet fabrication technique from Ti/Al foils was studied experimentally. Firstly, the reaction sequence between Ti and Al foils were studied with DSC and then a three stage solid transformations processing was carried out. At the first stage, Al diffused into Ti foils and formed Al3Ti. The heating temperature was selected based on a ruler that the pure Al was consumed by solid diffusion with a short time and avoiding the melting of Al. The resulted microstructure consists of pure Ti and Al3Ti. At the second stage, part of Al in Al3Ti diffused into pure Ti and formed the high temperature phase. At the third stage, the sample was heated into the high temperature -phase zone and hold a given time and then cooling with the furnace. A full density γ-TiAl based alloy sheet with lamellar microstructure was successfully fabricated under above processing. The lamellar orientations are aligned around 0-45o compared to the longitudinal direction of the sheet.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
Y. Q. Su et al., "Investigation on a Fabrication Technique of TiAl Sheet ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 805-808, 2005