NiTiAl intermetallic alloys strengthened by Mo replacement

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NiTiAl based alloys have attracted attention as potential high temperature structural materials. Alloying is an effective way to improve their mechanical properties. The microstructures and mechanical properties of Ni 50Ti44-xAl6Mox (x = 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 3) alloys have been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and compressive tests. It is found that Ni50Ti44-xAl6Mox alloy is composed of NiTi (B2) and Ti2Ni (FCC) phases when Mo content is no more than 1 at. The effect of Mo solid solution hardening at room temperature has been indicated by the rise of yield strength and the fall of plasticity with increasing Mo content. For Ni50Ti 42.5Al6Mo1.5 and Ni50Ti 41Al6Mo3 alloys, a Mo solid solution appears and increases the yield strength by precipitation strengthening. The maximum yield strength at 600 °C and elevated temperatures is presented in Ni 50Ti43Al6Mo1 alloy not in alloys with a higher Mo content, which is possibly due to the softness of Mo-Ti-Ni solid solution phase. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.




Song, X., Li, Y., Zhang, F., & Li, S. (2010). NiTiAl intermetallic alloys strengthened by Mo replacement. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 23(6), 715–719.

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