Microstructural coarsening at high temperatures in rapidly solidified Ti-5wt.%Al-2.9wt.%Y and Ti-5wt.%Al-7.5wt.%Th

S. H. Whang, W. W. Park, P. K. Kim, D. H. Kim

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Rapidly solidified ribbons of Ti-5wt.%Al-2.9wt.%Y and Ti-5wt.%Al-7.5wt.%Th alloys (where the composition is in approximate weight percent) were prepared by the arc melt-spinning technique. These ribbons were chopped and consolidated by hot isostatic pressing at 850 °C for 3 h. The microstructures of both as-quenched alloys are characterized by a uniform dispersion of spherical dispersoids in the matrix. Isothermal annealing of these alloys at 900 °C results in the coarsening of grains and dispersoids. A strong deviation from the parabolic law in the grain growth and dispersoid coarsening is observed in the Ti-5wt.%Al-7.5wt.%Th alloy. Zener's relation for the grain growth and dispersoid coarsening appears to be operational in this case. Microhardness measurements on the isothermally treated alloys show that a significant deterioration in hardness of the 2.9wt.% Y alloy vs. almost no change in hardness of the 7.5wt.%Th alloy may be the most dramatic difference between the two alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Feb

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The authors would like to acknowledge financial support for this research by the Office of Naval Research, VA, under Contract N00014-82-K-0597. Also, we would like to thank Dr. R. Raman for performing hardness tests on the hot isostatically pressed alloys.

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