Effect of Boron on Solidification Microstructure in a Single Crystal Superalloy
Carbon and boron were mainly considered to strengthen grain boundaries formed during single crystal casting of complex shaped components. However, those elements cause segregation forming the phase with low melting temperature or with brittle nature. To determine the optimum amount of these elements, the effect of boron on solidification behavior was investigated in the C doped single crystal RR 2072 alloy. The solid/liquid interface morphologies and the solidification microstructures were studied at various solidification rates and with B addition by directional solidification.
Hyung Sun Kim, Sang-Yeop Park, Bo Young Hur and Soo Wohn Lee
C. Y. Jo et al., "Effect of Boron on Solidification Microstructure in a Single Crystal Superalloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 486-487, pp. 460-463, 2005