Characterization of Grain Boundaries in Recrystallized L12-Type Intermetallic Alloys
Microstructural feature of the recrystallized Co-based (Co3Ti) and Ni-based (Ni3(Si,Ti) and Ni3Fe) ordered alloys with L12 structure was investigated by the electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) method, with emphasis on grain boundary character distribution (GBCD). For comparison, the GBCDs of the recrystallized Co-Ni, Ni-Fe and 70/30 brass disordered alloys, and also copper, nickel and aluminum pure metals with A1 (fcc) structure, which have widely different stacking fault energies, were also determined. The frequency of Σ3 boundary for the Co-based alloys was higher than that for the Ni-based alloys, regardless of ordered L12 alloy or disordered fcc alloy, indicating that the frequency of Σ3 boundary was primarily dominated by stacking fault energy. Furthermore, the effect of ordering energy on structure and energy of the grain boundaries including Σ3 boundary in the ordered L12 alloys was discussed.
Masaaki Naka and Toshimi Yamane
Y. Kaneno and T. Takasugi, "Characterization of Grain Boundaries in Recrystallized L12-Type Intermetallic Alloys ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 502, pp. 151-156, 2005