The Effects of Nb and Cr Addition on Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Cold-Rolled Ni3(Si,Ti) Intermetallic Foils
Nb and/or Cr added Ni3(Si,Ti) as well as unalloyed Ni3(Si,Ti) intermetallic thin foils (i.e., Ni3(Si,Ti), Ni3(Si,Ti)+Nb, Ni3(Si,Ti)+Cr and Ni3(Si,Ti)+Nb,Cr) were fabricated from arc-melted polycrystalline ingots by thermomechanical process and subsequent heavy cold-rolling. Tensile property at room temperature as well as at high temperature and oxidization behavior of the cold-rolled foils with a thickness of ~200μm were investigated. The Ni3(Si,Ti) and Ni3(Si,Ti)+Nb alloys showed a single-phase microstructure consisting of L12 phase, while the Ni3(Si,Ti)+Cr and Ni3(Si,Ti)+Nb,Cr alloys exhibited a two-phase microstructure with A1 (fcc) Ni solid solution phase within the L12 grains. All the cold-rolled foils showed high tensile strength (over 2GPa) at room temperature although no plastic elongation was observed. The addition of Nb and/or Cr slightly enhanced the room-temperature tensile strength of the Ni3(Si,Ti) alloy. On the other hand, the addition of Nb and/or Cr prominently enhanced high-temperature tensile strength as well as oxidization resistance, while the addition of Cr improved high-temperature elongation.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Y. Kaneno and T. Takasugi, "The Effects of Nb and Cr Addition on Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Cold-Rolled Ni3(Si,Ti) Intermetallic Foils", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 411-414, 2007