Phase Transformation of Biomedical Metastable β Titanium Alloy during Aging

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A kind of metastable β type Ti-30Nb-13Zr-0.5Fe (wt.%) alloy for biomedical application was newly designed and developed. In order to exam the phase transformation during aging and its effects on the mechanical properties, the alloy was β solubilized and aged at 350°C-550°C for 4 hours. The microstructures were observed by OM and TEM, and the phase structures were identified by XRD. The tensile tests were performed with various aged microstructures. The results show that a lot of ω phase precipitates during aging at 350°C, leading to the increase of strength and elastic modulus and drastic decrease of plasticity. Aging at 450°C, dot α phase uniformly precipitates from metastable β phase. The good combination of high strength 、high plasticity and low elastic modulus was obtained under this aging condition. With increasing aging temperature and aging time α precipitations coarsen and precipitation free zones (PFZ) along prior β grain boundaries form, which are the main reasons to lower the strength and plasticity.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 610-613)

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Edited by:

Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou

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1168-1173

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.610-613.1168

Citation:

A. H. Guo et al., "Phase Transformation of Biomedical Metastable β Titanium Alloy during Aging", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 1168-1173, 2009

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January 2009

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